Spike Island

Performance and In Conversation: Tessa Lynch


Thursday 17 August 2017, 6.30–8pm


£5, £3 concessions
Free for Spike Associates

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Tessa Lynch performs a new text work in response to her exhibition L-Shaped Room, particularly her work Building per hour/bin shelter (2017), a pink L-shaped plaster wall standing at the gallery entrance that refers to concrete poured per hour and the bin shelter structures in Lynch’s housing complex.

Following her performance, Lynch is joined by curator Carmen Juliá to discuss some of the themes within her work, including the domestic space, the process of working with guest writers, the figure of the female flâneur, and the colour pink.

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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; Painters Table, Gallery of Modern Art for Glasgow International Director's Programme, Glasgow (both 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; Alexandrite, performance at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and accompanying exhibition at Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (both 2010).

Selected group shows and projects include: NOW, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; EAT, SLEEP, WORK, REPEAT, The Travelling Gallery, various locations throughout Scotland (all 2017); Trigger Words, Glasgow Print Studios, Glasgow; Green Belt, Whitstable Biennale, Kent; Condowith Frutta, Rome at Southard Reid, London (all 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, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2012).

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