Based in London, Simon Bedwell has been exhibiting his work nationally and internationally since the mid 1990s. For the past five years, his practice has focussed upon ceramic sculpture. This began with the artist making his own ‘ornaments’ to accompany other found objects ,in a series of exhibitions (from 2006 – 2009) based partly upon the status of art objects. From 2009, Bedwell became interested in the figure of the pot as a general representation of art’s ‘useful uselessness’. At Cove Park, he wishes to extend his research into a version of Symbolism-influenced ceramic work through repeatedly glazed, conjoined vessels.
Cove Park’s UK Visual Arts Residencies support established visual artists based in the United Kingdom. These residencies enable artists to develop new work and, in many cases for the first time, to spend a prolonged period living and working in Scotland. Recent residents include Adam Chodzko, Ruth Claxton, Mike Cooter, Chris Evans, Ruth Ewan, Melissa Gordon, Anja Kirschner, Olivia Plender, Margaret Salmon, Cara Tolmie and Alison Turnbull.
Image: Untitled (No Inside), 2014, installation shot, fired and unfired ceramics with found furniture. Courtesy MOT International