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Collette Rayner

Residency Artist 2015


Residency dates: 06 April - 15 May 2015

Event: Wednesday 13 May 2015 - 7pm

Collette Rayner's practice focuses on model-making as a methodology and as a subject of research. Throughout the residency her work focused on investigations into the insular world of hobbyists, model makers and micro-nationalists. She investigated aspects of privacy and piracy surrounding each organisation’s assertion of craft, capital and community structures.

For her final event Collette invited artist Andrea Francke, with whom she had a studio visit during the residency, to hold a public conversation with her, about her practice, the research she had been conducting while at Standpoint, and the connections between their respective research. This led to an active and open discussion with the audience around hobbies, gender, anthropological methodologiesa and presetation methods.

Collette also wrote, produced and presented a short risograph publication titled ‘how slowly the glue dries and how furious progression becomes’. This contained a working script for the film she plans to make on her return to Glasgow.

Studio visitors included Andrea Francke (Artist), Amy Budd (Raven Row), Beatrice Gibson (Artist/LUX), Lindsay Seers (Artist/Goldsmiths), Nick Crowe (Artist/Goldsmiths)

Informal studio/offsite visits included Hackspace, Alfredo Cramerotti (Mostyn), Tom James (Spacemakers), Katarina Strasser (Artist)

Collette Rayner (b. 1990 Dundee) lives and works in Glasgow. Rayner graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2012 and has since exhibited in numerous group and solo shows including ‘Structural Proposition ≥ Sensible Reasoning’, The shipping container bothy, The Whisky Bond, Glasgow (2015), ’Access as Idiot Distraction’, Collective, Edinburgh (2014), ‘Slippage’, Bermerton Project Space, London (2014), ‘Penumbra’, APT Gallery, London (2014).  Rayner was part of Collective’s 2014 Satellite Programme with a residency at Studio Voltaire, London and Hospitalfields Arbroath.