The participating artists are all internationally recognized for the quality of their work and exhibit frequently in their own countries and beyond. Many of the selected artists work regularly in print and are known for their work in this field; others are relatively new to the medium but wish to explore its potential within their wider practice.
Below another sky gave each artist the opportunity not only to explore new approaches to printmaking within their practice, but also to do so within new contexts through international research residencies. A number of the Scottish artists’ residencies were developed in association with organisations such as The Banff Centre, Canada, Khoj International Artists’ Association, India and Artspace, New Zealand. Ultimately, these self-directed residencies provide a valuable opportunity for each artist to pursue their own research interests.
This was the first time many of the international artists had worked in Scotland. We invited artists from Australia, Canada, India and Pakistan as a means of exploring and developing further both the historically longstanding connections between Scotland and some Commonwealth countries (Australia and Canada) and the comparatively recent connections Scotland now has with other nations (India and Pakistan).
In addition to working with their host studio, the artists had the opportunity to explore other locations in Scotland and make new connections with other artists and organisations. Read more about each artist, their residencies and the print studios they are working with on their profile page: