Spike Island

Tessa Lynchsolo exhibition


8 July to 17 September 2017


Free entry

Event type


Tessa Lynch works predominantly with sculpture and performance. Her works develop from her interest in the emotional impact of the built environment and from her quest for the existence of a female flâneur. Lynch often embarks on periods of active research that see her walking through the city streets in the company of chosen collaborators, often writers who she interviews while walking. These wanderings around the city are later transformed into sculptural installations reminiscent of her experience of the urban landscape. For her exhibition at Spike Island, Lynch will create a site-specific sculptural installation that moves at varying paces throughout the space, questioning the emotional qualities of the gallery’s architecture.

Tessa Lynch

Tessa Lynch (b. 1984, Surrey UK) received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2013 and her BA Hons Tapestry from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007. Solo projects and exhibitions include: Wave Machine, David Dale, Glasgow (2016); Painters Table, Gallery of Modern Art for Glasgow International Director's Programme, Glasgow (2016); Cafe Concrete, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow (2014); Raising, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh as part of GENERATION (2014); You Are Here, produced for Edinburgh’s BBC Live site screen produced by Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2010); Alexandrite, performance at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and accompanying exhibition at Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2010).

Selected group shows and projects include: Trigger Words, Glasgow Print Studios, Glasgow (2016); Green Belt, Whitstable Biennale, Kent (2016); Condo, London with Frutta, Rome (2016); Over, Over, Over, Simone de Sousa, Detroit (2015); Mood is Made/ Temperature is Taken, curated by Quinn Latimer for GENERATION, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow (2014); Fall Scenes GSA MFA Post-Degree Project. Fleming House, Glasgow (2013); Performing Sculpture, Modern One, Edinburgh (2012).

Tessa is currently working in collaboration with Collective, Edinburgh and landscape architects Harrison Stevens on the redesign of the Collective landscape upon Edinburgh's historic Calton Hill