Time Being Programme: Kirsty Palmer – QUARRY

Wasps and South Block present ‘QUARRY’, an exhibition of recent work by Kirsty Palmer.

Exhibition Open: from 30th April

Rooted in interaction with materials, place and process, Kirsty’s practice addresses ideas surrounding landscape, archaeology and materiality. It is often driven by the materials themselves; their changing states and the wider making process. Recent work considers notions of territory and landscape(s) as sites of memorial; the histories of matter observed or collected and the human narratives constructed surrounding our experiences of place, events and periods of time.

Bodies of work often present as site-specific or temporary ‘archipelagos’ of forms, surfaces and images, inhabiting a given architectural space whilst recalling an external site.

QUARRY brings together a series of objects which speak of working processes and materials inherent to both the studio and land-based environments. Individual elements, formed or reclaimed during multi-layered or labour-intensive processes, become signifiers of their associated processes, fluctuating material states and time frames.

Kirsty Palmer lives and works in Glasgow. She graduated from the Master of Fine Art programme at The Glasgow School of Art in 2014, and with BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting & Printmaking in 2010. In 2020, she was artist in residence at Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður, supported by Creative Scotland.

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Matter / Efni’, Skaftfell, Seyðisfjörður (2020); ‘LANDING’, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow (2019); ‘Of A Mountain/ Af fjalli’, Bræðraborg, Ísafjörður (2018) and ‘I S L A N D S’, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh (2017).


Time Being Programme

Our Time Being exhibitions are available to view, 24 hours a day, from street-side through the gallery windows. While we can’t allow visitors into our gallery spaces, the Time Being programme allows us to showcase some of our tenants’ and waiting list artist’s incredible work.