exploring process – no-technology residency

Locating Lorne is delighted to have been invited to contribute to the first ‘Exploring Process: No-Technology’ residency devised by Lucy Gray.

This one-week residential event is intended to enable artists to reflect upon their methods of researching and making work, and process as an autonomous element in cultural production.

Residents will be asked to creatively and critically respond to a semi-structured programme of easily-achievable tasks in a situation out-with their comfort zones, and without access to technology.

The programme is designed to permit the tangibly historical, rural situation and the dynamics between the residents to lead to thinking about process.

In turn, the residents’ insights will inform Lucy and her team about the further development of ‘Exploring Process: No-Technology’ .

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‘Exploring Process: No-Technology’ is devised and led by Lucy Gray, with contributions from Leonie Charlton and Deirdre MacKenna.

Lucy Gray lives and works on the West Coast of Scotland where she combines her skills as a master gilder and lacquer restorer with her contemporary visual art practice to utilise materials and technique as representation of transformation.

Leonie Charlton’s sense of temporality, memory and environment reflect her life in the glens and along the shores of Lorne. Using a real-time method of traversing terrain on foot and horseback, she gains insight to the memories activated by specific places, and this in turn informs her writing.

Deirdre MacKenna creates cultural programmes for specific situations, working in collaboration with groups of people over long periods of time to research and produce new events and dialogues which bring shared interests to wider attention.


  • Date from: 11 June 2018
  • Date to: 15 June 2018
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