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2017/2018 Awards

Shaun Fraser,  £1000 

To undertake a research project which draws on themes of links to landscape and connections with ‘place’. Funds to support materials and travel to Amsterdam, stretching scope of artistic practice beyond the Scottish Highland landscape and forging new International networks.




Lynne Strachan,  £700

Professional development researching, exploring and experimenting with different print techniques, linking to technology using conductive inks, creating interactive artworks influencing the direction of my work for future commissions and exhibitions.




Izzy Thomson,  £500

To develop the use of one-stop animation and find out how it links with current practice as a painter through one to one tuition with a professional animator.



Clive Brandon & Catriona Meighan,  £700

Collaborative project to research and develop new work which will further current expertise, experience and skills, focusing on a new topic and working towards producing work for exhibition. Funds to cover travel during research trips and one-to-one tuition at Highland Print Studio.


Mark Osborne,  £800

To support a period of research into photography and printmaking, skills development and experimentation leading to the creation, production and exhibition of a new body of work. Funds to support a Polymer Photogravure Course and one-to-one tuition at Highland Print Studio.




Hannah Laycock,  £500

To purchase materials and one-to-one embroidery tuition with Katie Tume, which will teach new skills to enable embroidery onto cloth and paper within a fine-art photography practice.



Tom Watt,  £700

To make a series of modular viewing structures positioned along the sand dunes between Burghead and Findhorn. The structures are for people to take time to sit and look out to sea.


Sarah Paramor,  £500

To further explore traditional basketry techniques for soft plant materials (esparto, rush etc), and use them to make innovative basketry pieces from plants that grow in the Highlands, especially Applecross.



Emma Nightingale,  £500

To participate in Amanda Simmons powder masterclass which will enhance kiln formed glass design and making skills, building the foundations for a new collection.



Jane Frere,  £750

To buy a relief press ensuring greater efficiency and possibility in the development of printmaking techniques with the view of creating an artist’s book from outcome and subsequent prints for exhibition.



Lucy Woodley,  £1000

Towards commissioning makers and getting professional assistance in order to fabricate certain elements of a new body of work, which is to be shown Collect 2018 as part of the Craft Scotland stand.