Carly Bateup is a visual artist, b. 1986, lives and works in London, UK. She completed her postgraduate in Fine Art at the Royal Academy Schools, London, in 2012. Previously she studied at University of The Arts London, at the Wimbledon College of Art. She just recently returned from a university exchange at Geidai University in Tokyo.
For her last project whilst Artist-in-Residence with Glenfiddich in Dufftown, Scotland, 2012, she worked with the local community to design and produce Town Twinning plaques. The plaques were erected in the town for the occasion of the Twinning’s 10-year anniversary. The days celebrations consisted of a re-reading of the oaths, the unveiling of the plaques accompanied by a musical performance on the bagpipes and fiddle and a vintage bus tour through the town.
Her art practice is focused upon locating a personal or emotional sensitivity within pre-existing structures or indexes of knowledge, information or exchange. She is committed to relocating and redefining a position for Town Twinning today. Her work is usually expressed in video installations accompanied by written text and/ or an audio voice-over. She is interested in the composition and structuring of language and looks to interpret the spaces in and around written words.