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Deirdre Nelson, Artist in Residence 2018

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Artist Statement: A maker who embodies the principles of quiet activism making work that places craft as a central and productive force in society. She uses craft processes, sensibilities, values and thinking to empower people in communities to find agency to address issues of social justice, well-being and connectivity. I admire her resourcefulness, the spirited way she goes about her creative enquiry and the joyfulness she brings to each project and challenge". Deirdre Figueiredo, Craftspace.

Deirdre creates work in which research, humour and craft technique contribute to dealing with relevant social and environmental issues. Much of her current work is residency based and every unique place and its people contribute to each body of work. Deirdre has worked with many communities in facilitating collaborative projects and in developing solo bodies of work on residency, Her work involves craft technique and digital print and she often collaborates with others.

Biography: Deirdre Nelson is an Irish artist/designer based in Glasgow. Nelson studied textiles at Glasgow School of Art 1992 and a M. Philosophy in 1996 She has exhibited internationally and nationally and undertaken residencies both in the UK and Australia. She has exhibited throughout the UK and Europe and undertaken residencies both in Uk and Australia including: The Kildas Glasgow School of Art + touring 2016; Designed with heart St Etienne Design Bienalle 201; Between the Line . Harbourfront Arts Centre. Toronto .Canada. 2013; White. La Porte Peinte Centre for the arts. Noyens Sur Surein France 2011; Close at Hand  Owens Gallery. Sackville. NB . Canada 2011; Unexpected Guests. Homes of Yesteryear, Design of Today” Poldi Museum. Milan 2010.  Commissions include:  Orchard View continuing Care facility2016; Edinburgh Royal infirmary 2009; Shetland Museum and Archives 2006.
Residencies include; Walthamstow Wetlands 2017/8, Textilsetur Islands, Iceland 2018; Caterans Common Alyth Scotland 2017; Platform Arts. Easterhouse Glasgow 2016; Timespan Helmsdale Scotland 2015; Wigtown Book Festival 2010; Cove Park 2010; IASKA Western Australia 2008; Curtin university 2007.