Our Atopic Art project kicks off this Saturday and we are delighted to announce artists Trevor Gordon and Josie Vallely who will be leading and delivering the workshops at Edinburgh Zoo.
Trevor Gordon MFA is an art school graduate and practising artist living in Dundee. He produces bizarre sculptures, inspired by his childhood upbringing in the North-east of Scotland and his love of science fiction, tall tales and the natural world. Trevor’s work has been exhibited throughout the country in as varied venues as the recent RSA and SSA open exhibitions in Edinburgh to a site specific work entitled ‘The Doors of His Face. The Lamps of His Mouth’ for the 2013 Cupar arts festival. During 2014’s month long art residency in the Shetland Isles he continued his interest in producing art work inspired by the community around him.
Josie Vallely is a Scottish Artist and Designer who graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2014. Her practice centers around collaborative social documentary, with a particular focus on using the arts to explore the psychological impact of long term conditions. Her work in community arts settings is spontaneous, lively and playful, and is underpinned by principles of inclusion and accessibility. She has worked on a wide range of projects with organizations like Historic Scotland, NHS Lothian, Impact Arts, the British Lung Foundation and The Mental Health Foundation.