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This residency will support an established designer/maker from Scotland. Its aim is to provide the artist with the time and space to explore new ideas and ways of working within Cove Park’s international and cross-disciplinary programme. Without the requirement of a final project or presentation, this residency is intended to promote the development of new ideas and work.

Previous residents on this programme include Emlyn Firth, Andrew Lamb, Beca Lipscombe, Deirdre Nelson, Frances Priest, Laura Spring.

Jasleen Kaur is a product designer from Glasgow. Her traditional Indian upbringing in the Scottish city has influenced her current fascination with the malleability of culture — the continual adaptations and subtle changes in peoples’ behaviour and traditions. Her refashioned objects are based on instinct and resourcefulness, they reflect a hybridity of national custom and reconsider the realities of materiality, usage and everyday routine.

On residency at Cove Park for 8 weeks Kaur intends to explore the tactility, functionality and embedded cultural narratives of a particular set of materials in order to develop new work.