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Close up of artwork made by Matthew Wilson

Print Studio Talk: Matthew Wilson

Duration: 1h
Dates: Thu 6 Jun 2024 18:00 - 19:00
Location: Meeting Room

Hear from artist Matthew Wilson about his Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) residency in DCA Print Studio as part of RSA Residencies for Scotland. 

After spending time in the RSA Collections Department, Matthew spent two months in our Print Studio during summer 2023. Utilising the expertise of the Print Studio team, he created a new body of work using 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling, and screen printing techniques. 

Join us for this talk, where Matthew will be sharing more about his experiences of the residency, showcasing the work he created and talking about the impact it’s had on his art practice.

Matthew Wilson in DCA Print Studio

Matthew Wilson screen printing in DCA Print Studio
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Matthew Wilson placing a print on the drying rack in DCA Print Studio
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Two prints in progress by Matthew Wilson hanging in DCA Print Studio
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Matthew Wilson finishing a print in DCA Print Studio
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Matthew Wilson screen printing in DCA Print Studio

About Matthew Wilson

Matthew Wilson (b. 1991) is an Edinburgh based artist and educator, who graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2013, and later from the Royal College of Art in 2018 with an MA in Print. Working predominantly in printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, and sound, he uses process-heavy techniques of print media to explore themes of repetition, sampling and copying, and the nature of imagery. He was selected for the 2014 RSA New Contemporaries exhibition, where he was awarded the Walter Scott Global Investment Award and The Art in Healthcare Purchase Prize. Matthew is also a recipient of the Dewar Award (2016, 2017), and recently won the Benno Schotz Prize at the RSA Annual Exhibition (2024) for work created during his time at DCA Print Studio. 

Small prints by Matthew Wilson on the table in DCA Print Studio

About RSA Residencies for Scotland

RSA Residencies for Scotland is an artist-led scheme which provides valuable research and residency opportunities for artists. It forges important networks with centres of artistic excellence across Scotland, ranging from traditional residency venues to specialised production facilities.

Open to visual artists at all stages of their careers, the emphasis is on enabling a period of research, development and production, as well as on the acquisition and exchange of new skills and experiences.

The Residencies for Scotland programme is administered and funded by the Royal Scottish Academy, with kind support from the The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust and the W Gordon Smith & Jay Gordonsmith Trust.