Aileen Stackhouse

Website: http://www.aileenmstackhouse.uk

Email: aileenm@aileenmstackhouse.co.uk

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'Homeless' Bronze figures: 8cm x 5cm x 4cm (seated) & 7cm x 5cm x 6.5cm (lying)

'Oschi' Bronze Alaskan Malamute: 7.5cm x 7.5cm x 2.5cm

'Wild Garlic, from Building a Herbarium' Watercolour and pencil: 29cm x 42cm

'Blairgowrie Community Market' Ink on paper: 29cm x 21cm

'Summer Surface River Ericht' Watercolour: 29cm x 37cm

'Cargill's Leap, River Ericht in spate 2017' Digital print: 29cm x 21cm


Statement

My drawings, sculptures, paintings and photographs reflect my experience of everyday life in this world. My work is of a consistently high standard and demonstrates my disciplined commitment to thoughtful investigation and intuitive experimentation. I use methods and tools responsive to the ideas, imagination and research which then structure each work. My installation works' transient nature means that documentation is often the only record of their existence and therefore an artwork in itself.
2017 has been the year when I have formally begun to explore and research my home environment, both inside and outside. The focus for this has been the River Ericht which flows through Blairgowrie and Rattray in Perthshire. The Ericht is a spate river and its level can change markedly during the seasons, it is home to a number of rare species and in the recent past has provided employment through the jute industry. The banks of each side evidence this in the forms of derelict homes,mills and gardens. Geologically the Ericht is visually interesting because of the range of landscapes that it flows through in its short length of 10 miles. This research has resulted in my meeting people from many different walks of life and who have many different points of view regarding ecological/environmental change. However, such conversations with other people are vital, providing context and influencing my work and challenging my thinking.
I specialise in: Drawing; Installation; Sculpture; Painting; SLR Photography and Digital Photography; Writing and Conversation.
I exhibit regularly and have presented at conferences in the United Kingdom and Germany. I have received financial awards and funding from various sources including; the Hope Scott Trust, Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust, The Royal Scottish Academy, Creative Scotland and Women’s Enterprise Scotland to support my work as an artist.


Biography

Born in Paisley family moved to England and I moved back to Scotland in 1989.

Education
2006 - Practice centred PhD. Title: Trahere; The sense of unease in making a mark; The Practice of Drawing and The Practice of Thinking.
1999 - Master of Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
1998 - B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Sculpture (1st class) Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.
1993 - Portfolio course Dundee College.
1992 - BA Open in Humanities, Open University.

Awards
2016 - Creative Scotland Open Project Funding award for Research Residency Exploring the River Ericht.
2015 - Women’s Enterprise Award administered by Growbiz East Perthshire for the Royal Bank of Scotland.
2014 - Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Visual Art Award.
2013 - Hope Scott Trust Award for Visual Art.
2012 - Royal Scottish Academy Residency and Creative Scotland at Sabhal Mor Ostaig.
2010 - Royal Scottish Academy Residency at Helmsdale undertaken in 2010/2011.
2005 - William Sangster Philips Award.
1998 - The Fine Art Travelling Scholarship.
1997 - The George Duncan of Drumfalk Award for Sculpture.
1996 - The Alastair Smart Award for Sculpture.


CV

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