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In 2016 Cove Park is working in partnership with Upland on the development of two new residencies. Upland is a visual art and craft development organisation based in Dumfries and Galloway and central to its mission is the support and promotion of artists and makers in its region. Following an open call to its members, we are pleased to be able to award two residencies to artists from Dumfries and Galloway this year: textile artist Morag Macpherson and visual artist Bea Last.

Bea Last is a painter. She has stated that she is ‘concerned with the process of relationship, movement, memory, dialogue and energy.’ Her canvases are often large scale, emphasising their very physical presence, and she tends to work on a series consecutively, creating a vital dialogue with her working drawings and sketchbooks. During her two week residency at Cove Park, Last will continue to explore her interest in developing and presenting work beyond a traditional gallery context. In relation to this, and with the documentation of her own practice, she is interested in exploring the ways we connect and converse with images through technology.

Image: ‘Doric I & II’, 2015. Industrial paint/gesso/graphite on canvas, 70″ x 70″ each. Location, Moat Brae, Dumfries. Photography, Euan Adamson