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Suzie Eggins

Suzie Eggins
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Drawing is

An act of defiance
An act of risk
An act of trust
An act of care

A simple act

An act of truth
An act of connection
An act of will
An act of sympathy

A meditative act

An act of presence
An act of skill
An act of delight
An act of reflection

A revolutionary act

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My recent series of drawings 'Safe in the open' is based upon native wildflowers found growing outside my flat in Inverness. Returning from a shared studio to work at home, my focus soon became the flaura and fauna immediately surrounding where I live.

With an intuitive approach based in observation and listening, I look into the plants and aim to capture their inner being, design and unique character. I have an understanding of sacred geometry and mandalas yet aim to allow each plant to communicate with me and suggest what to draw.

This is a slow, calm, quiet, solitary process I prefer to practice outdoors.

These drawings are my homage to natural phenomena in their infinitely curious design, beauty and detail.
Education:

2018 BA (Hons) Fine Art – First Class - Moray School of Art, Elgin

Exhibitions:

Upcoming 2019 'Avante Garden' Solo Show at Upstairs Gallery, Inverness

Upcoming 2019 'paper-pencil-stone' Group Show at Circus Artspace, Inverness

2019 'Solo Show' - Solo Show at Embassy Gallery, Annuale Festival, Edinburgh

2019 RSA New Contemporaries – Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2018 '20:20 Print Exchange', Highland Print Studio, Inverness

2018 'Many Ways to Be an Ecologist' – Solo Show, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn

2018 Wasps Links Studios Exhibit, Nairn

2018 MSoA Degree Show - Moray School of Art, Elgin

2017 New Highland Contemporaries 4 - Nairn Book & Arts Festival

2017 LAC Group Show, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

2017 'Alternative Realities' - Group Show in The Gallery, Moray School of Art

2015 'Intimate Immensity' - The Claesline Gallery, Burra, Shetland


Residencies:

2018 Graduate Residency - Hospitalfields, Arbroath

2018 Artist in Residence - Moray Art Centre, Findhorn


Awards:

2019 The Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards (VACMA) Highlands & Moray

2018 RSA New Contemporaries Selected Artist

2018 Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Showcase Shortlisted Artist


Projects:

2018 - 2019 Founding member of 'Circus Artspace', an artist-led Gallery iniative in Inverness

2018- 2019 Embassy Gallery 'Gradjob' collaborative learning programme

2018 Tutor of fine art workshops for teenagers - Moray Art Centre

2018 Assistant in delivery of 'Otherland' as part of the Year of Young People, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Beauly

2017 Tutor of textiles workshops - Moray School of Art


Memberships:

A-n Artists Network
SCAN
Visual Arts Scotland
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