Kirsty Palmer

July 20, 2018.

Posted by Irmak Dönmez.

Kirsty Palmer // July, August 2018

Kirsty Palmer is a visual artist from Glasgow, Scotland who joined us at the Fish Factory for the months of July and August 2018. She graduated from the MFA programme at The Glasgow School of Art in 2014 and with BA (Hons) in 2010. Her two-month residency at the Fish Factory formed part of an extended working period in Iceland, during which she has also been based in Reykjavik and Ísafjörður. 

Working in both two and three dimensions, Kirsty’s practice is driven by formal concerns; a language of materiality and the making process itself, whilst it also addresses notions of landscape, abstraction, archaeology, mapping and the photographic notion of ‘exposure’. Kirsty is interested in the function of ‘slow’ objects and images as well as the physicality of islands. Combining multiple elements, her work often presents as installation which is usually site-specific or temporary.

Kirsty Palmer // July, August 2018

Whilst at the Fish Factory, Kirsty worked with drawing, printmaking, ceramics and photography to develop a new body of work which is informed by pre-existing concerns as well as by surrounding geography, geology and changing material states. It seeks to begin to address phenomenological aspects of both materiality and of her own practice through employing various scales and forms. Throughout the residency, Kirsty sought to expand her working methods, experimenting with ceramics (specifically porcelain) and exploring the function of photography as a working material throughout her practice.

Kirsty Palmer // July, August 2018

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Thank you, Kirsty!