ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, CENTRE FOR ENERGY ETHICS
Starting in September 2022, RS is the inaugural Artist in Residence with the Centre for Energy Ethics (University of St Andrews). Supported by Creative Scotland and the CEE, RS will be working on her first full-length poetry collection, for publication with Tapsalteerie in 2024. More information about the residency, here.
ROAD & RAIL
Newly available through Souterrain Press (RS's micro press for niche and limited edition releases) - a 1-act micro play, with illustrations by Scottish artist John Johnstone. “Rebecca Sharp’s miniature elegy channels the melancholy spirit of Ivor Cutler to navigate its way through the ups and downs of family matters, and the hand-me-down rituals that mark them. A funny, tender and ultimately triumphal rollercoaster of everyday purging, Road & Rail is anything but pedestrian.” – Neil Cooper, Writer and Critic, Edinburgh, May 2022
RS has been invited to participate in The Nusqool Kindepay Artists Residency - a virtual (for now) interdisciplinary collective of artists, thinkers and practitioners exploring creative ways to make kindness visible for times of deep ecological, economic and social change. Nusqool is a centre for creative expression and healing based in a converted school house in rural Ontario. Kindepay is a tool and a movement, presenting acts of kindness as currency (RS is a Kindepay merchant). The fruits of the residency will become visible in 2022, and beyond...
Read RS's interview with Imre Szeman and Caleb Wellum for the Energy Humanities' series Helios (#3), discussing all things Rough Currency.
NOTES FOR A TRAVELLER
Commissioned for the group exhibition KIOSK at An Lanntair (Stornoway) in Summer 2021, RS's work Notes for a Traveller is a collection of visual poems; a place-aware oracle deck exploring time, environment and memory. Final few limited edition copies are available here.
Enjoy this short reading with imagery, of RS's prose poem The Residents of Airth, from Rough Currency.
Rough Currency, RS's new poetry pamphlet collection with Tapsalteerie is available now. "...an achingly beautiful, far-sighted sequence... Visionary. Oracular. Fearless. Compelling."- John Glenday