Laura Aldridge works with a wide range of media and materials – incorporating both craft and sculptural practices – in order to present ideas through different voices and situations. She is interested in the tensions created between works and the dialogue that this produces. She describes her current work as ‘an attempt to draw out relationships of the form of thought and feeling as I recognise them in external sources and the processes of making.’

At Cove Park, Laura will reflect upon recent projects (specifically her major solo exhibitions at Tramway and at Passerelle Centre d’Arte Contemporain in 2015) and will use this four week residency to develop new ideas and experiment freely with materials.

This residency programme supports a visual artist based in Scotland at a key stage in their career. It enables the artist to undertake research, explore new ideas and make significant developments in their practice within the context of Cove Park’s international and cross-disciplinary programme. Previous residents on this programme include Roderick Buchanan, Melanie Carvalho, Rob Churm, Henry Coombes, Kathryn Elkin, Luke Fowler, Michael Fullerton, Fiona Jardine, Torsten Lauschmann, Lorna Macintyre, Toby Paterson, Stephen Sutcliffe and Hugh Watt.

Image: ‘California wow!’, installation view, Tramway, Glasgow, 2015