At the beginning of the year we selected one artist from the Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) Annual Exhibition ‘ALIGHT’ for our Studio Faire Residency Award.

The award offers one lucky artist a FREE 4-week residency at Studio Faire, plus £100 in travel expenses.

Our 2019 Award winner is Frances Ryan, who we selected for her limited edition postcard titled ‘Yours Peggie’ (below).

Frances Ryan (@little_pink_dog) is an artist based in Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Her works consist mainly of collages, mixed media works and prints.

We are particularly drawn to her collages, for which she cuts, tears, pastes and stitches vintage magazines and old family photographs, texts from old books or sections of antique postcards, in an attempt to illustrate personal stories and histories, and capture feelings, memories and moments.

Frances Ryan will be Artist-in-Residence at Studio Faire from 19 September – 16 October 2019.

During her residency, Frances plans to make some work inspired by the people and the history of Nérac and the surrounding area.

We are excited to see what develops!

In the words of Frances Ryan:

A wee bit drawing, painting, printing
A wee bit cutting, pasting, stitching…

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