Katie Jo Anderson

Artist based in South West Scotland; interested in people, places, materials and collaborative practice.

Month: February, 2015

Spring Fling Young Artists Exhibition

Excited to announce that this year I have been supported by Spring Fling through their Young Artist Bursary programme, have a look at my Spring Fling profile online here. The Open Studios event might not be till May, which you could be mistaken for thinking is ages away, but is probably countable in weeks… I have been paired up with mentor Isabell Buenz¬†for the next few months which is already proving an exciting learning experience, but more on that to come!

In the meantime, Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries is showcasing the work of some of this and previous year’s supported Young Artists, and runs from the 28th of February to the 4th of April in Gallery 1. To get the first glimpse of the exhibition, make sure and come to the opening from 2 – 4pm on Saturday the 28th February.1116-14 Gracefield Invite Card Spring Fling Young Artists WEB-1

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New Coins for Lockerbie – Part Two

Do something challenging.

Do something new.

Do something that scares you. (Secondary schools are scary. Fact.)

The five week residency at Lockerbie Academy has come to an end, all that’s left is for Morag’s banner to come back from the printers, and the works to be assembled and installed in the school later this month. It’s been a great experience learning from and working with a fantastic bunch of students and teachers at the Academy. Looking back at the first sessions of “I can’t”, of blank walls of silence, it’s near impossible to imagine that these are the same people, flicking through sculpture magazines, questioning the value of public art in their communities, oozing pride and keen to take coins home to show to parents and family, focused and attentive to miniscule details in their pewter castings. We had quite a journey.

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Big thank you’s to Carol, Pete and the staff at Lockerbie Academy, the fantastic classes 1B, 1F and 1G, Morag MacPherson and Kirsty Turpie who have been great to work alongside with, and the Spring Fling team. Images of the final work to follow with the install later this month.

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