Looking for a Likeness Within an Unlikeness
A week-long residency led by Fraser Taylor and Lisa Woolley
The emphasis will be on exploring the expansive vocabulary of drawing and its potential to trigger and develop the making of a dynamic body of work. Group discussions and critiques will be central in supporting each participant’s self-led studio practice.
Fraser Taylor studied Printed Textiles at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He co-founded The Cloth, a creative studio focused on contemporary textile design and production. Since 1983 he has developed an interdisciplinary art practice and exhibited internationally, and his collaborative works includes projects with visual artists, designers, and contemporary dance. As an educator he has lectured at leading fine art and design institutions, and from 2001 until 2017 was a Visiting Artist and Adjunct Full Professor in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2017 he returned to live in Glasgow and was awarded an Honorary Professorship from Glasgow School of Art, University of Glasgow. Taylor is currently the Guest Curator at the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock, Scotland. Instagram: @haxtonstudio
In 2018 Lisa Woolley started to run artists residencies with Fraser Taylor. As a result of this she began to make her own work. During lockdown she became interested in the connection between meditation, yoga practice and the creative process. Lisa’s work always reflects a personal connection to her subject and she has a passion for ceramics and the shapes they hold. She is also a yoga teacher and a coach and is currently training in Qui Gong and Tai Chi. Lisa has enjoyed three prior residencies at Cove Park as an active member of The Flames, a Tricky Hat performance company for the over 50s, devising work based on personal stories and experience. Instagram: @lisawoolleyband
Participating artists include Marion Back, Sheena Beaton, Zoe Darbyshire, James Doak, Grace Fisher, Ruby Flowers, Fiona Gibson, Anne Goldrick, Alison Harley, Kim Lyons, Natasha Marshall, Hilary Nicoll, and Simon Townsend.
Image: Lisa Woolley and Fraser Taylor at Cove Park