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30 July 2008
The Alastair Salvesen Scholarship is a three to six month travel award of up to £10,000 plus a solo exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy. It is open to painters who trained at one of the four main Scottish Art Schools, currently live in Scotland, have worked for at least three years outside of college and have exhibited with a recognised gallery during the year.
The 2008 Scholarship was awarded to Lee Thomas O’Connor, an Edinburgh College of Art graduate. Lee has travelled to Chile, cycling the 2500 miles from Santiago to Punta Arenas, using photography, drawing and collected objects as source material for a comparative study of the Marine Harvest industries in Chile and the Loch Sunart area. He writes that, “As fish farming was a major part of my life it became inevitable that during my degree my artwork would tap in to this aspect of local culture and industry. It is revisiting this aspect of my work with a broader vision and in a wider context that I am certain would be a worthwhile project”.
Organiser/employer: Royal Scottish Academy »