Since 2005 SWG3 has offered four sponsored graduate spaces annually for a 12 month residency. This is now split between the design studio & the artist studios and has been supported by Robert & Anastasia Carlyle for the past 5 years. The programme runs from September to August and applications can be made from any current undergraduate. Applications can be made from 1st April until the end of June for the graduating / leaving students that year.
Molly Hankinson, Graduate Studio 2018-19
Molly Hankinson is a visual artist from South-East London who is based in Glasgow, having graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2018 in Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking. She was then awarded the graduate studio residency at SWG3 Studio Warehouse where she continued to work for the next 12 months. Molly now has her permanent studio at SWG3 where she works as a full-time freelance visual artist and illustrator.
Raya Gray is a fine artist and designer, a recent fine art graduate of Glasgow School of Art who is based in Glasgow. Working with a range of contemporary sources and across multiple types of media Gray’s fine art practice largely riffs on today’s consumer and media culture. Whilst taking a pop approach she acknowledges her consumption of such sources and simultaneously thinks
critically about her enjoyment of them. Aspects of sources namely found online are
simulated by drawing on the language of advertising and what is intended to look like
marketable imagery is utilised throughout her practice. Generally speaking, by combination of sculptures, digital artworks and installation she aims to illustrate a way of thinking about the subject matter of specific works. More recently Gray has been designing artwork for the record label Artificial Horizon that’s started up in Glasgow and plans to continue working between fine art and design.
Sasha Mackay is a painter currently based in Glasgow and a recent graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee.
Her work roots its self in observing everyday, yet quirky and personal moments.
Intimate and relatable, her paintings narrate contemporary home-life by looking to objects and technology to subtly convey lifestyle and habits.
She shifts the overlooked into the spotlight to be scrutinised through composition making and distortion, sometimes conveying psychological undertones paired with hints of humour.
The resulting works tend to depict domestic scenes featuring figures or limbs often in the middle of routine, boredom or breakdown.