November 17, 2020
Morgenthau Plan for Creative Renewal has received a generous Award of Scottish Government Funding from the Creative Scotland Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development Programme.
Morgenthau Plan for Creative Renewal is a major new multi-disciplinary research project about real and imagined landscapes. It will explore the complex and psychological nature of transformation as a metaphor for collective and personal renewal.
The project is a personal one, concerned with memory, loss and transition. At its core is a physical engagement with the landscape in which I grew up – the grasslands and industrial sites of Grangemouth – alongside a studio based period of experimentation looking at how the physical landscape might combine with the mythic. It represents a major shift in my practice from one based primarily on painting to a more conceptual approach, utilising mediums new to me such as photography, moving image and installation.
The project exists in three phases: Phase 1 (RSA Residency with Cromarty Arts Trust, completed March/April 2020) – an initial exploration of the project’s potential; Phase 2 – a substantive period of research and development (the subject of this Award to take place between December 2020 and November 2021); Phase 3 (to come) – realisation and presentation.
More updates to follow.