2020 GHAT Degree Show Exhibition Prize Exhibition
The Suttie Arts Space
6 March – 30 May 2021

This exhibition features the work of two artists selected by GHAT for the annual Degree Show Graduate Exhibition Award. It features the work of Rachel McClure of Moray School of Art in Elgin and Iris Walker-Reid of Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. As their degree shows could unfortunately not be viewed in person, this is the first opportunity for each of them to physically present their artwork in an exhibition.

Rachel McClure
Rachel graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art Textiles from Moray School of Art in 2020 and was selected for the Royal Scottish Academy ‘New Contemporaries’ exhibition (postponed until 2022). Her work explores unnoticed aspects of our environment – initially through urban walking. During Lockdown she has broadened this investigation through cold water swimming, and through doing so she captures instances of the multisensory experience of being in the sea and in nature to explore and map our external and internal journeys, and how this impacts overall wellbeing.

Iris Walker-Reid
Iris Walker-Reid graduated with a BA Hons in Contemporary Art Practice from Gray’s School of Art in 2020 and lives in Aberdeen. She creates artworks inspired by the ever-changing landscape of Aberdeen streets, focusing on the rubble and details that are usually forgotten in the memory of a place, whether it is a skip, a pile of rubble, or a crack in the pavement. Her work explores the relationship between ourselves and our surroundings and looks at details that would likely be left from memories.

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This exhibition has been funded by Creative Scotland.

Exhibition photographs by Mike Davidson.