Including the publication Mythology of the Moment – Su Grierson and Dr Mary Irwin
Using the popular tropes of posters and a zine, which rely on the power of image and words to create a sense of immediate knowing, the work elucidates the social phenomenon of icons, myth, reality, truth and belief. It aims to hit the spots of common knowledge bringing to attention the social phenomenon we all, often quite unwittingly, are enmeshed within. Static marble busts become stories, become myths and legends and the reality of the individual life and its social context becomes lost, disputed or re-invented.
Supported by a Perth VACMA award and Perth Museum & Art Gallery.
Su Grierson is a visual artist whose main practice includes video, image and objects. Working on a project basis she exhibits in galleries, outdoor locations and other venues in Scotland and internationally. She aims to visually question and stimulate awareness and understanding of contemporary life with a specific interest in land and landscape.
Graduating Master of Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art in 1995 she lives in rural Perthshire Scotland, and is actively involved in developing contemporary art and supporting artists living outside of the major urban centres. Working collaboratively and across media and other art forms is an ongoing interest. Her work has been shown in Galleries and community and historic spaces in many countries.
Residencies have including Rough Mix with Magnetic North in Edinburgh, The Performance Corporation’s Space programme in Ireland and Spirit of North in Fukushima Japan.
Her work can be seen on or by links within her website
‘Confluence of North’ The 2021 project with Japanese artists can be seen at https://confluenceofnorth.co.uk