The Edinburgh-based artist Juliana Capes returns to Cove Park in March 2022 following the award made to her last year of the Argyll Beacon Artist in Schools commission.

Juliana is an award-winning multidisciplinary visual artist who has exhibited most recently at Edinburgh’s  Fruitmarket Gallery, Royal Scottish Academy and Edinburgh Art Festival. Her diverse artworks often use the vocabulary of natural phenomena to ask questions about the processes of feeling, seeing and believing.  She is interested in beauty and her work strives to achieve it.

She is also passionate about access to the arts and concurrently works in creative learning in galleries and community contexts. In particular over the last 15 years she has worked extensively with a Visually Impaired audience, notably as lead artist on the National Gallery of Scotland’s Visual Impairment programme.

Juliana has devised and will lead workshops for students of Lochgilphead High School and Hermitage Academy, Helensburgh, as part of the Argyll Beacon programme, a collaboration between Cove Park and ACT: Argyll & the Isles Coast & Countryside Trust. In addition to working alongside Juliana, the participating students will have the opportunity to visit woodland in Argyll on trips led by our ACT colleagues, and experts in Scotland’s rainforests.