In Session FKA GRADJOB, 2021-2022 - Unprofessional contemporary art practice programme building mechanisms for support + solidarity for early career practitioners
BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice, Gray’s School of Art, 2014-2018

Desired Outcomes (curated by Annie Crabtree), London Short Film Festival, 26.01.23, ICA, London
Get out of my dreams, get on to my belt loop ~ C(U)SP / 08.08.22 – 09.09.22, Volk Gallery, Dundee
Tactics for Togetherness / Collective curator and exhibitor / October 2021, 123 George Street, Aberdeen - part of Look Again's Beyond British Art Show 9 programme
O Land, Groock's Gallery / June 2020, Virtual Gallery
Generator Members’ Show 2020 / 08.02.20 – 01.03.20, Generator Projects, Dundee
Re-Envisage Film Festival / 20.11.19, The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
Grays Film Showcase / 25.04.19, The Belmont Film House, Aberdeen
RSA New Contemporaries 2019 / 03.03.19 – 03.04.19, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition / 23.12.18 – 17.01.19, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Yesterday Nothing Went Awry / Solo Show / 14-17.02.19, The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen
Gray’s School of Art Degree Show 2018 / 15-24.06.18, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen
CAP 18 Pre-Degree Show / 06-14.04.18, Tendency Towards – St. Andrews Street, Aberdeen
Exhibition Yet to Be Titled / 01.02.18, o.T. Projektraum, Berlin
Strata / 20.04.17, Underdog, Aberdeen
Gray Square 2.0 / 12-14.04.17, Gray’s School of Art
Gray Square / 22-23.02.17, Gray’s School of Art
Whatever Sticks / 03-05.02.17, Kuku Klubi, Tallinn
Transpose / 15-19.11.16, Garthdee Annex, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Artist Residency Programme, Clashnettie Art Centre, Strathdon - four-week residency, May 2023
Emerging Artist Bursary, Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award: Aberdeen 2020
RSA New Contemporaries 2019, Selected Artist
Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Graduate Award Programme - four-week residency, November 2018
Society of Scottish Artists, New Graduate Award 2018
RGU Art and Heritage Collections, Purchase Prize 2018
[Shortlisted] Carnegie Trust Travel Scholarship, 2017

Co-Founder. *half of*
C(U)SP, 2019-present.
A Collection of (Unfinished) Shared Projects - a collaboration with artist and friend Jess Wilson-Leigh.
We experiment with alternative ways to approach art making, on a project by project basis. Previously we have tried: exploring randomly generated topics, small daily tasks and a postal art exchange. Project outcomes are non-specific and non-guaranteed.

Tactics for Togetherness, 2021 - present
We are an artist collective working to build meaningful support for artists in Aberdeen. Our most recent project is Communal Powers: a shared library of books, tools and other equipment, supported by a programme of events 2023-2024.

Gray Square, 2017-2018.
Collective formed with the ambition of putting on a variety of creative events in Aberdeen and encouraging engagement with the art already generated by the city.
Film Nights – 25.09.17, 15.03.18 @ The Anatomy Rooms
Club Nights – 31.03.17, 20.09.17 @ Upstairs at O’Neills, 13.04.17 – Nuart Aberdeen Opening Night @ The Anatomy Rooms
Workshop – Aberdeen International Youth Festival, children’s workshop 31.04.17 – 04.05.17 @ 17 Belmont Street
(two exhibitions mentioned above)

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Phoebe Banks

I am an Aberdeen based artist whose work intersects writing, sculpture, and video. I enjoy functionality and creating works as tools for a specific purpose. Video is used to activate a piece of writing or object, exploring simplistic ideas to an exaggerated degree. Ultimately my practice is something that brings me joy by giving space and significance to otherwise fleeting notions or moments. I work collaboratively within collective Tactics for Togetherness and artist duo CUSP.
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