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Based between Scotland and Estonia.

I'm interested in the interconnection of ecology, care and the traces and relics around this, thinking and making through collaborative practices.

Day to day I work with different groups of people in hospital settings, schools and community groups, using art as a tool for social practice to build connection, relationships, wellbeing and resilience. This work is both a part of my practice as well as directly informing and contextually underpinning the material explorations outwith these immediate environments.

Yvette Bathgate

- Senior Creative Practitioner, Artroom, Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, Aberdeen (February 2019 - present)
- Therapeutic Arts Practitioner, Newton Dee Camphill Community Ltd. (August 2021 - present)
- Creative Practitioner (various projects), Creative Learning, Aberdeen City Council (Feb 2021 -
- Co-founder and committee member, Tendency Towards (August 2016 - March 2023)

- ~currently~ MA Contemporary Art, Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, Tallinn, Estonia 2023 - 2025
- BA Hons, Contemporary Art Practice. Gray's School of Art. 2013-2017
- Gallery Associate, Peacock Visual Arts, 2017 - 2018
- Lettering in Stone, course by Cromarty Arts Trust, October 2022

Exhibitions / Projects
- The Snake; a workshop, exhibition by Delaine Le Bas, The WorM, curated by Enxhi Mandija, 11th March (workshop)
- Atmospheres of Collaboration, a sound work with Tactics for Togetherness, programmed by
Again&again, 26th March (radio)
- Can Serrat , El Bruc, Catalunya, May-June (residency)
- Communal Powers Launch&Lunch, Tactics for Togetherness Studio, 12th March (workshop)
- I'M SO INTO YOU, Strangefield / French Street, Glasgow, curated by Ivy Deacon, 24th - 27th
February (exhibition)
- Stone carving commission for The Town Collection - Monsters Walk in Ten Chapters by Irineu
Destourelles, Deveron Projects, January (collection)
- Communal Powers, Collective library, Tactics for Togetherness, from October (ongoing)
- Scratching the Coat, Tendency Towards, Jan - April (collective drawing project)
- Nymphaea Alba, The Anatomy Rooms, All In Ideas, Aberdeen, 19th - 27th November (exhibition/screening)
- Tactics for Togetherness, 123 George St, Aberdeen, 3rd October - 31st October (exhibition/curatorial)
- Creative Mobile Unit, Amplify, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, May 2021-December 2022 (workshop series)
- Haunted by the Ghost of a Flower, The Barn, Banchory, TT, 28th January - 4th April (exhibition & learning programme)
- Tomma Rum, Silvermuseet, Arjeplog, Sweden, 5th - 13th August (exhibition & residency)
- LOVEAND.., Look Again, The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen, TT, 7th - 16th June (exhibition)
- Nomad, 206, Aberdeen, 28th - 29th April (exhibition)
- Vapid, Languid, Limp and Lounging, Assembly House, Leeds, Curated by Caitlyn Main, 19th
April - 4th May (exhibition)
- Future Currents, The Doing Group, Tramway Glasgow, 14th July (symposium)
- They Had Four Years, Generator Projects, Dundee, 19th May - 9th June (exhibition)
- The Air We Breathe, Torry, Aberdeen, 21st May - 11th September (event & exhibition)
- re┬Ěplay, The Suttie Art Space, Grampian Hospital Art Trust, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary,
Aberdeen, 29th April - 24th June (exhibition)
- Commitment Issues, Sound of Others, sonADA, Aberdeen, TT, 22nd - 24th Feb
- Yet To Be, OT Projektraum, Berlin, Germany, 1st-3rd Feb (exhibiton)
Selected projects 2016 - 2017
- Future Proof, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow (25th Nov-4th Feb)
- Speculative Excavations, Degree Show, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen (16th-23rd June) -
- Whatever Sticks, K u k u Klubi, Below Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia (3rd-4th Feb)
- Dressed In Grey, SWG3, Glasgow (14th-17th July)
- Rapid, AU Gallery, ditiramb, Brunnengasse, Vienna (5th-6th Feb)
- Penultimate, Peacocks Visual Arts, Aberdeen (21st-23rd Jan)

- Can Serrat, Winter-Spring Residency 2023, El Bruc, Catalunya (May-June 2023)
- Sculpting Resilience, Creative Learning, Aberdeen (December 2022)
- Interdisciplinary Residency, Hospitalifield, Arbroath (Summer/Autumn 2022)
- Creative Resilience Residency, Glasghieburn Primary School, Aberdeen, Creative Learning,
(Spring & Winter 2022)
- Tomma Rum Residency, Arjeplog, Sweden (Summer 2019)
- G101 x TT residency, Kaunas Lithuania, a-n travel bursary, (Summer 2019)
- Emerging Artist Residency, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden (Summer 2018)
- Graduate in Residence, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen (2017-2018)

Curatorial projects
- Communal Powers Launch&Lunch (workshop), Tactics for Togetherness Studio, 2023
- Floppy hat and all that (exhibition), Artroom, Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, 2022
- A score in Magdalena, (performative workshop), Carmen Wong and Angela Main, 2021
- Tactics for Togetherness (exhibition), Carmen Wong, Mae Diansangu, Natalie Kerr), Aberdeen,
- Nymphaea Alba (producer/director), film with Elisabeth Schilling, Abby Quick, Aymee
Charleton, David Henderson, 2021
- Assembly (conference), a-n, Tendency Towards, 2019
- Support Structures (reading group), Kirsty Russell and Caroline Gausden (2019)
- A Room for a Handshake (exhibition), Stephanie Mann, Madeleine Hope-Fraser, Jack
McCombe, Tendency Towards, 2019
- Hot Take, (monthly travelling crit), Tendency Towards, 2019
- Selkie Skin (performance), Niko Wearden, The Worm PVA, 2018
- Gripping wrists (film screening and event), LUX Scotland, 2018
- Sticky Vectors (exhibition), Christopher MacInness, Tendency Towards, 2018
- Becoming Understood, Roos Dijkuizen, (workshop series, exhibition and event), Tendency
Towards, 2018
- Her feet are Talons; he hands are unclean (exhibition), Verity Birt, Tendency Towards, 2018
- Studio Visit (exhibition), 3 / 8 , Tendency Towards, 2018
- Fertiliser (exhibition), Cassia Dodman, Ailie Ormston, Anna Wachsmuth, Ellen Berns, Tendency
Towards, 2017

Public Talks / Reviews
- Our Creative Voice, Creative Scotland, Grampian Hospitals Art Trust
- Life After Art School, lecture series, Grays School of Art, invited speaker (March 2020)
- Assembly Aberdeen, a-n conference series, organiser and facilitator (4 July 2019)
- Afterview, VLLaL review, May 2019
- Assembly Swansea, a-n conference series, invited participant in panel discussion (23 May
- The Skinny, Adam Benmakhlouf, They had Four Years, May 2018
- Fertile Grounds, Caroline Gausden review, May 2018
- Assembly Dundee, a-n conference series, invited participant in panel discussion (12 Oct 2018)
- Wish You Were Here, Oldmachar Academy/Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen (26th Jan - 16th
- Richard Taylor, A-n review, Fertiliser, Tendency Towards, November 2017
- Guest@Grays, invited lecture on artist-run-initiatives, with Tendency Towards (November