Contemporary fine artist based in North East Scotland
On the runway
On the runway captures the fashion industry through drawings, models’ voices, music, and highly detailed imagery of Dame Zandra Rhodes‘ bold prints and colourful patterns from the exhibition 50 Years of Fabulous.
Current and Upcoming Events
Exhibition: Tatties and Typhoid Ham
Thu 12 Jan – Sun 12 Feb 2023
Scottish Storytelling Centre Edinburgh
Through evolving visual art, music, and spoken word three different lockdown perspectives are explored: Tatties & Typhoid Ham is the stories of working-class women who share their thoughts and experiences on being in lockdown during the Aberdeen 1964 typhoid outbreak and the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020; Makin’ Bread is a telephone conversation between the artist and 91-year-old Dorothy at Maryfield West Care Home while Dorothy is having her portrait drawn. Making of a Feminist is the artist’s internal conflict towards embracing feminism set against the global catastrophe. The work is presented through visual artwork and three short films.
Easy Sundays: Tatties and Typhoid Ham
Sun 15 Jan: 2pm 2023 Scottish Storytelling Centre Edinburgh
This event consists of a 20-minute film screening combining performance, live drawing, spoken word and music with a live Q&A. Tatties and Typhoid Ham is a filmed fusion of live evolving visual art, music, poetry and spoken word, wherein three women born and bred in Aberdeen share their thoughts and experiences on being in lockdown during the typhoid outbreak in 1964 and their concurrent situation during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. The women are neighbours and long-term friends; they speak about mental health, socio-political divides, and the practical implications of lockdowns with regard to food supplies, finances, family, and social relations.
178 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4RL
Featured Artist for 2022 – Kate Steenhauer
Compass Gallery is one of Scotland’s longest established contemporary art galleries, renowned for is support of talented new graduates as well as more established artists.
Easy Sundays: Makin' Bread
Sun 12 Feb: 2pm 2023 Scottish Storytelling Centre Edinburgh
This event is a 20-minute film combining performance, live drawing, spoken word and music followed by a live Q&A. Makin’ Bread captures a telephone conversation between the artist and 91-year-old Dorothy at Maryfield West Care Home, Aberdeen while Dorothy is having her portrait drawn. The conversation begins with one of Dorothy’s carers Evelina helping to record Dorothy’s voice, and subsequently highlights Dorothy’s beautiful voice and gentle nature, whilst appealing to the audience to imagine the rest of the dialogue.
Projects In Depth
Tatties & typhoid ham
Tatties and Typhoid Ham is a fusion of live evolving visual art, music, poetry and spoken word, wherein three women born and bred in Aberdeen share their thoughts and experiences on being in lockdown during the typhoid outbreak in 1964 and their concurrent situation during the 2020 Coronavirus outbreak.
The making of a feminist
The making of a feminist is inspired by the complex entanglement of human and computer 'intelligence' in a time of crisis, in collaboration with Improviser Maria Sappho and Prof. Dubravka Pokrajac based at the University of Aberdeen. ’Invisible Women’, a book by...
The player piano
The Player Piano draws inspiration from perforated piano rolls used in old pianolas. Sequential rolls of paper at the keyboard flows and rolls out gradually whilst Composer Ross Whyte performs and Visual Artist Kate Steenhauer draws, creating a dialogue which consists...