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Siobhan Morison

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My practice is about nature, and our place within it. This mostly comes about through sculpture, which I love; transforming stone, making sculptures that people want to touch.
I use the direct carving method and because of this, the beginning stage of sculpting is visually chaotic with no apparent direction or structure to the work. The initial shape I seek often begins in my head and I’m not always exactly sure where it will end up which is exciting. To make the preliminary shape is often a matter of will but from then on the process of sculpting involves me in a dialogue with the stone and I feel a kind of transcendence from the here and now. The process of ‘making’ absorbs me intellectually as well as physically, and finding the form requires constant refining.

Drawing is extremely important, making marks, searching for ideas through the visual format. Much of this is drawing from life, which I find refocuses my eye and teaches me more about the 3d form, the space it inhabits and the area that surrounds it.

The act of drawing and sculpting focuses my mind away from unwanted thoughts; both absorbing experiences that keep me well, lessening depression and anxieties. This immersion in nature, paying attention to how the natural world behaves and where our place is within it, has become progressively more important to me in my practice. Close observation of nature on walks and my drawings helps me imbue my sculptures with their characters.
2011-23 SKMCreates – Artist/Sculptor
2017-20 Life Drawing tutor – Scrapantics, Dundee
2016-21 Lead art worker – Art Angel, Dundee
2017/23 Stone carving tutor – RIG Arts, Greenock
2016-19 Workshops (children/adult) – Scrapantics, Dundee

2022 Mould making – Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden
2019 Gargoyle Carving - Lincoln, England
2017 Artist Residential –Gardenstown, Scotland
2016 MFA Art & Humanities - Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee University.
Stone Letter Cutting Course – Cromerty, Black Isle
Artist Residential – Aegina Island and Athens, Greece
Artist-in-Residence – Greenock (Rig Arts)
2015 India – research and study trip
Greece – study trip with University. (Aegina Island and Athens).
2014 BA(Hons) Fine Art - Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee University.
Artist Residential – Sibiu, Romania

2021/22 Resipole Studios Winter show – Acharacle, Argyll
ScrapAntics Members Show - Generator Projects, Dundee
2020 Funaday – online
Borders Art Fair - Kelso
2019 Little Originals – Dock Street Studios, Dundee
Funaday – Dundee, Scotland
Cupar Arts Eden – Mirrey Fine Art, Cupar, Scotland
‘Mind Your Heed’ – (in conjunction with Dundee Woodturning and SAMH)
2017 ‘Standing Stone’ (permanent display) Dundee Botanic Gardens
2015-18 WASPS Open Studios - Dundee
2016 Khora Gallery – joint exhibition, Kirkcaldy
RSA – shortlisted
Oscillations – Dundee University and Aegina Island, Greece
Generator Collective –Members show
TinRoof – International Women’s Day Exhibition
2014-15 Winter Tales, joint exhibition – Bradshaw Arts Space, Dundee University.
2014 365 Days, 365 Self-Portraits – Solo show – Bradshaw Arts Space, Dundee University.
Astra Museum – Sibiu, Romania.
2013 ‘Something Palatable’, joint exhibition – Roseangle Café Arts, Dundee.
Stone sculpture, (permanent display) - Moncrieffe Hill, nr Perth, Scotland.
2012 ‘Something Palatable’, joint exhibition – Roseangle Café Arts, Dundee.
2011 ‘Something Palatable’, joint exhibition – Montrose library, Montrose.
2022 VACMA Award
2016 Fife Decorative & Fine Arts Award
2013 Woodland Trust
2011 Pat Holmes Prize
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