RSA Residencies for Scotland is s an artist-led scheme which provides valuable research and residency opportunities for artists. It forges important networks with centres of artistic excellence across Scotland, ranging from traditional residency venues to specialised production facilities. In our second year of partnering with RSA Residencies for Scotland, we are delighted to welcome the Glasgow-based artist writer Rhona Warwick Paterson to Cove Park this summer.

During her residency Rhona will focus upon a new collaborative project developed with performer Eve Mutso, commissioned by Mount Stuart. The work, ‘Pacing the Void’, will be performed in September in Mount Stuart’s Marble Hall. Read more about this project here.

Rhona was awarded the Scottish Book Trust Prize for Poetry (2018), was appointed the Associate Artist for Gallery of Modern Art (2019-2022) and is the current Research Fellow for Theatrum Mundi, London/Paris. She has recently written and directed a suite of site-responsive film poems with dancer Eve Mutso for The Fruitmarket Gallery (2019-2022) and is working on a live choreo-poem libretto for Mount Stuart in September 2022. Her debut collection of prose, Site Report is due to be published in July 2022

Rhona is a keen collaborator who often uses experimental approaches in order to make work that is representative of a shared human experience. Her trans-disciplinary practice often manifests in response to specific contexts through various mediums working with; the written form, sculpture and performance as strategies that address feminist readings relating to the environment and the ways in which its cultural matter (histories, artefacts, experience) produce us as social subjects.

Image: Still from Niki Niki Builds a Body performance at GOMA, May 2022. Rhona Warwick Paterson in collaboration with Tessa Lynch. Film by Helena Ohman.