The interviews are over and we’re delighted to announce that Edinburgh-based Brittonie Fletcher and Orkney-based Frances Scott will be the two artists taking part in our Creative Exchange programme, launched by Edinburgh’s Stills Gallery.
Creative Exchange is an initiative inspired by our desire to champion new and emerging creative talent by providing a platform, through sponsorship, for artistic expression to flourish. The programme has been organised alongside Still’s current exhibition, The Days Never Seem the Same. This retrospective exhibition, sponsored by Highland Park, showcases the film and photography of two late Orkney-based artists – Margaret Tait and Gunnie Moberg – and runs until 28th October.
The Creative Exchange programme
Britonnie and Frances will be working in Orkney between 8th and 15th October, supported by Rebecca Marr, photographer and Gunnie Moberg archivist. They’ll then move to Edinburgh to enjoy free access to Still’s facilities and the support of the gallery team for a month to develop their work. Both artists will receive a £2,000 fee as well as £500 for materials; their transport and accommodation in Orkney will also be funded.
Instagram takeover alert!
During their time in Orkney, Brittonie and Frances are going to take over Highland Park’s Instagram account, posting images of their research in the islands – you can follow them (and us!) at @highlandparkofficial
Brittonie Fletcher | Brittonie moved to Edinburgh in 2010 to complete her MFA in Contemporary Fine Art Photography. She has exhibited internationally in the USA, Australia and Ireland and her work has been acquired by major collections. Of her work, Brittonie says: “I am deeply interested in humanity’s connections to each other, craft, tradition and the land and I see an opportunity to continue exploring these themes within the Creative Exchange programme.”
Frances Scott | “Since 2016, I’ve been walking the 174-mile-long Orkney Mainland coastline – photographing, mapping and writing about each section in turn. I want to use these hours spent exploring the edges of Orkney to inform a new body of photographic work.” Frances Scott is a photographer and designer from Orkney who graduated from Glasgow School of Art where she now works. She’s also a co-founder of MÓTI, a collective for art graduates based in Orkney.