About

Eilidh Hutchison, 1998

Lives and studies in Edinburgh, Scotland

My work has always centred around themes of time, memory and isolation, typically reflecting and referencing a melancholic state; neither hopeful or hopeless.  This space in-between interests me most, as the indeterminacy and liminality of this state offers endless possibilities for transformation.

I am attracted to ruined spaces; to me ruins are a place of solitude, havens I admire, in a world I do not, away from all distractions and irritations.  For years I have frequented the ruins around my small town where I am guaranteed complete seclusion.  I am interested in the changes that occur when a building begins its process of deterioration, not only in the space itself but in the societal view of the structure; the change in people’s behaviour when they enter a space which holds no consequence, the change in nature as the balance shifts between life and decay and the change in societal views when a structure becomes too ruined or not ruined enough.  My work explores these ideas through photography, installation, sculpture and sound.

Light plays an important role within my work as its relationship with time is so intertwined.  In a way light is time, but it is also the antitheses, as particles of light do not experience time at all.  I seek out light from the dark within these spaces in a moth like state, and attempt to do the same within the presentation of my work, creating an atmospheric experience which draws people towards the light and (perhaps unknowingly) further into the dark.

Education

Edinburgh College of Art – MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2020 – Present

Glasgow School of Art – BA Fine Art Photography, 1st Class Honours, 2017 – 2020

Glasgow Clyde College – HNC Art & Design, 2016 – 2017

Glasgow Clyde College – NQ Portfolio Preparation, 2015 – 2016

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020. Source Magazine: Graduate Photography Online

2020. GSA Showcase 2020 – The Glasgow School of Art

2020. DS2020 Simulator – Virtual Degree Show

2019. Motherlode, House for an Art Lover – Studio Pavilion, Glasgow, Scotland

2019. Artist Film Screening, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland

2018. Fine Art Photography Book Launch, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

2018. Feedback Loop, Richmond Building, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

Residencies

2016. House for an Art Lover – Studio Pavilion, Glasgow, Scotland