Jamie Watt

Contemporary Art Practice MFA

Edinburgh College of Art

The University of Edinburgh


Drawing on a darkly comedic and democratic ethos my multidisciplinary practice is an investigation into the distortion of historic truth through myth and legend. My research hinges on a dialogue with the past as I recontextualise historical symbols and narratives, using the visual language of the past as a vehicle to explore contemporary notions surrounding class and nationality - with a particular focus on the more problematic facets of identity. Combining the iconography of disparate epochs, drawing heavily from my native Scotland, recent work has articulated personal anxieties surrounding Now whilst exploring our collective memory of the past.