Astrid is a qualified Visual Artist with a love of materials and wandering. She also enjoys the process of collaborating and learning and is passionate about sharing that with others. This is visible when she leads people of all generations on projects that use creative skills to question, engage and challenge with past heritage, contemporary culture and anticipate potential futures.
My work attempts to provoke memories, a curiosity revealing, at an emotional level, the importance of certain places to previous generations. By investigating and noting these places we may gain insight and feelings into the lives, stories and histories of past travellers. Working with the dualities places/non-places, rural/urban, significant/insignificant, barriers/access etc I have concluded that these terms are not opposites but symbiotic expressions and conversations essential in providing layers of colour and texture to an otherwise flat, mono-chromatic world.
My Art inspired by non-places/places, edge-lands, barriers etc, will, I hope, encourage others to re-engage with what was thought to have been lost, remember what had been forgotten and see again what we had learned to ignore.
Masters Art and Humanities. Duncan of Jordanstone, College of Art and Design. Dundee University 2017
BA (Hons) Fine Art Duncan of Jordanstone, College of Art and Design. Dundee University 2005-2009
Commission for Volvo, Buses and Trucks, Perth, 2009
Banners for Perth and Kinross
RSA New Contemporaries Stuart Prize, Edinburgh, 2010
Meffan, Highly Commended
Wanderlust:layers of Past and Paint. Meffan 2018
Selected Group Exhibitions:
ArTay, Perth 2016-18
RGI, Glasgow 2017
Beuys fur Alle, Ayr 2017
Frames Gallery, Perth, 2015-17
The Meffan, Christmas show, Forfar, December 2011-2017
SSA Edinburgh, March 2013