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