Scottish artists to create work inspired by BBC shows

Artists Kate Davis, Kathryn Elkin, Luke Fowler, Torsten Lauschmann, Alia Sayed and Stephen Sutcliffe

Six Scottish moving image artists have been given access to the BBC archives to create their own artworks, inspired by BBC programmes.

The project marks the start of the BBC's commitment to allow artists access to its material.

Jonty Claypole, head of arts for BBC Productions, says: 'We were bowled over by the quality of moving image artists in Scotland and are looking forward to seeing what the chosen six are able to produce.

'The BBC archive is a rich and unrivalled resource, so this is a unique opportunity for some of Scotland's most interesting artists to create an eclectic mix of new works. We want to learn from these artists and see the archive used in new ways.'

The six artists come from a variety of backgrounds, with one - filmmaker Luke Fowler - nominated for the Turner Prize in 2012.

The other artists are Kate Davis, Kathryn Elkin, Torsten Lauschmann, Alia Syed and Stephen Sutcliffe.

The public will be able to see the creative results online through the BBC arts website and on tour around the country.

The initiative - Artist and Archive: Artist Moving Image at the BBC - is a partnership between BBC Scotland, Creative Scotland and LUX arts agency.


Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.