Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The Gordon Foundation Graduate Fellow 2010-11

Sarah Forrest was selected as the Gordon Foundation Graduate Fellow in June 2010. This is an annual award for graduating MFA students that is offered by the Glasgow Sculpture Studios. Since last November, Sarah has been based at GSS, working alongside professional artists researching and developing new work for exhibitions that has included Days a group exhibition at Transmission Gallery Glasgow in November 2010.

Six months into her Fellowship and Sarah has her first solo show in Glasgow at Intermedia Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art. For this exhibition she will be presenting The Spectator, an installation that combines new video, sculpture and spoken word narration. Sarah’s new work draws upon the image of the UFO, taking this recognizable object as her point of departure for her first solo exhibition.

Previous winners of this award have included Risa Tsunegi and Carla Scott Fullerton.