Oban artist has work on show at the RSA

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AN OBAN woman has been se­lected for the pres­ti­gious Emerg­ing Artists show at the Royal School of Art New Con­tem­po­raries ex­hi­bi­tion at The Mound in Ed­in­burgh.

Ta­mara Richard­son, 29, worked on the sales team at The

Oban Times be­fore leav­ing to study art some years ago.

Her hard work and de­ter­mi­na­tion at Dun­can of Jor­dan­stone Col­lege of Art and De­sign in Dundee have paid off as she was se­lected as an in­stal­la­tion artist for the an­nual show of ex­cep­tional stu­dents through­out Scot­land.

Ta­mara de­vel­oped her prac­tice in Scot­land, Canada and Italy. She grad­u­ated with a BA Hons in Fine Art in 2016.

Speak­ing of her style of art, her bi­og­ra­phy states: ‘Cu­ra­to­rial projects are an ex­ten­sion of Richard­son’s spa­cial think­ing.

‘They ex­pand from her artis­tic prac­tice. In ad­di­tion, this in­ter­est en­ables her to work col­lab­o­ra­tively along­side other cre­ative prac­ti­tion­ers. Re­cent projects in which Richard­son has ex­hib­ited in­clude Girls Will Be Beuys, Dundee 2016; Ice- cream with the En­emy, Glas­gow 2015; and Aurora,

Grace and Fyfe, Clark Gallery, Glas­gow 2014. Richard­son is also known for her par­tic­i­pa­tion in Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Art’s (DCA) pop­u­lar Echo events.’

Ta­mara said: ‘I can’t be­lieve that I will be show­ing work at the RSA.

‘I was aim­ing for this show years ago as a first year, but the more ex­pe­ri­enced in art I got, the more I re­alised that you just have to do your own thing. There’s no for­mula for suc­cess, so I for­got about the awards and just en­joyed the process of re­search and mak­ing.

‘I gen­uinely for­got that this award ex­isted by the time of my de­gree show, so was blown away to be se­lected.’

The ex­hi­bi­tion is open un­til March 15 in the RSA Up­per and Lower Gal­leries, The Mound, from Mon­day to Satur­day, 10am to 5pm and Sun­days, noon to 5pm. Ad­mis­sion is £ 5 (£ 3 con­ces­sion), in­clud­ing a cat­a­logue.

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