About/CV

Jamie Watt
b. 1992, Edinburgh
Insta: @jamiewattjamiewatt

‘Drawing on a darkly comedic, democratic and socially conscious ethos, my multidisciplinary practice is an investigation into the evolution of cultural tribalism and the distortion of historic truth through myth and legend. My work hinges on a dialogue with the past; I use historic narratives as vehicles to explore contemporary notions surrounding class and nationality. Combining the iconography of disparate times and epochs, drawing heavily from my native Scotland, I want is to encourage fresh discourse surrounding cultural identity while maintaining a conversation with history.’

Education

2018-2020 MFA Contemporary Art Practice, Edinburgh College of Art
2013-2016: First Class BA(Hons) Fine Art – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee

Awards/ Residencies/ Funding

2020 Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Showcase, finalist
2019 The Cross Trust Grant
2019 Scottish International Education Trust Grant
2018 The Sir Richard Stapley Education Trust Grant
2018 Edinburgh College of Art UK/EU Scholarship
2018 Red Caravan Micro Residency, Forres, Scotland
2017 Museum of Loss & Renewal Artist Residency, Collemacchia, Italy
2017 RSA New Contemporaries, selected artist
2016 RSA John Kinross Scholarship, Florence, Italy

Selected Exhibitions

2020
RSA Open Exhibition, online exhibition
Beta Blockers, The Forest Café, Edinburgh
VAS/SSA Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2019
UNKENNY, Edinburgh Art festival, Settlement Projects, Edinburgh
Pepsi II, Edinburgh Pallet, Edinburgh
Coldstone, Bread Artist Lab, Ayr
Pepsi Genesis, Dock Street Studios, Dundee
Utopias, SYN Festival, Summerhall, Edinburgh
MEGAZONE, Edinburgh College of Art

2018
Hawf ‘N’ Hawf (itsa pals act),
DOK Studios, Edinburgh
Narcissus, Whitespace gallery, Edinburgh
Odysseys, SYN Festival, Summerhall, Edinburgh

2017
In Memoria, Collemacchia, Italy
The Renaissance is Over, Linlithgow Art Centre
RSA: New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Don Salon, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
Boundaries, Dance for All, Edinburgh

2016
DJCAD Degree Show, Dundee
Masticate, DJCAD, Dundee
First Proof, DJCAD, Dundee

2015

In Transit
, DJCAD, Dundee
Tin Roof Annual Members Show, Tin Roof, Dundee
Ice Cream with The Enemy, Tin Roof, Dundee/Glasgow,