Excavation was a new exhibition by artist Hamish Young, comprising of carved marble sculptures and a series of screen prints made with the residual marble dust.
Hamish often makes works that revolve around one material – its process of production, materiality and relationships to labour. The exhibition Excavation, built on research into the marble quarries located in Carrara, Tuscany, well known for the extraction of white and blue-grey marble and a parallel history of workers involved in the formation of the anarchist movement. Previous installations have used sculpture, video and sound to depict interweaving stories of people and matter: from an exploration of the history of a piece of Black Coral, in which three voices recount its journey from Papua New Guinea to a mediation on the manufacture of China Clay in the southwest of England from the early 1900s.
Satellites Programme is Collective’s development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland. 2016 participants were: Jennifer Bailey, Mark Bleakley, Anastasia Philimonos, Katie Schwab and Hamish Young.
This is an archived programme entry.