This year, the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities are supporting their arts & humanities PhD students (based across 17 Scottish institutions) with residencies for creative practice, working with Cove Park to provide dedicated creative time, space, and freedom to develop their doctoral work within a supportive and inspiring context.

Victoria Evans is a Scotland-based contemporary artist and researcher. She graduated with a master’s degree from Glasgow School of Art in 2015 and is currently conducting part-time PhD research at Edinburgh College of Art. Victoria has exhibited artworks widely in the UK and abroad; her writing has been published in a peer reviewed journal and online magazines; she has been awarded numerous commissions, grants and residencies including from: Hospitalfield (Arbroath); SNEHTA (Athens); VACMA (Glasgow); Design Informatics and Creative Informatics (Edinburgh), and Xunta da Galicia (Santiago de Compostela). Victoria’s short film commission for LUX Scotland/BBC Arts, Cosmic Domestic, was broadcast UK-wide on BBC4 in 2021.

Victoria’s SGSAH/AHRC funded practice-based PhD research utilises critical posthumanist frameworks to examine how the field of time-based media can be expanded to foster new ways of thinking and knowing in the world.  It involves the creation of non-propositional sound, moving image and installation artworks that explore reality as a relational and event-based phenomenon.