Madeleine Wood

I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2020. Since then, my work has been featured in The Scotsman and The Times and shown at Unit 1 Gallery, London and GENERATORprojects, Dundee.

In September 2021 I was awarded the year-long Graduate Residency at Leith School of Art. I was also selected for RSA New Contemporaries 2020, currently showing at the Royal Scottish Academy (ending 3rd April), where I received the Arusha Gallery Award – an upcoming solo show with them.

Whether I am using collage, paint or printed media, drawing is always the root of my work. For me drawing is another form of thinking. I draw to process and make sense of my feelings, unpicking power tensions, pinpointing and playing with particular emotions – visualising them into graphic variations of animal-human hybrids and other anthropomorphic forms. Searching for the animals that lurk within us still.

Part of the festival exhibition