Royal Scottish Academy

RSA Benno Schotz Prize

Porthole Projection Progress

I'm delighted to have received this Royal Scottish Academy award thanks to these stacks. The prize is awarded to the work of the ‘most promising’ artist under 35 working & living in Scotland. Stacks (previously titled Porthole Projections) was on show in Edinburgh in the Royal Scottish Academy.

Made from stacked and screwed vintage cylindrical objects — from 8mm ciné canisters to shoe polish tins — the artworks are quite simply a series of imagined portholes, projected at varying heights. Built to be displayed on either wall or plinth, in each arrangement the cast shadow is key. The paintwork is in oil, as with every work in the Rising Horizon series. These works will be shown next in The Scottish Gallery as part of Rising Horizon.