Studio Residency 2021-22

Studio Residency 2021-22

November 2021 - February 2022

David Dale Gallery are excited to launch a new studio residency for two artists in the gallery for three months from November 2021 to February 2022. 

The gallery is returning to the format of artist residencies after a hiatus of eight years, having originally been centred around residencies. David Dale Gallery are currently exploring new ways in which we can further support artist development, providing space for research, development and experimentation outside of our exhibitions and events programmes.

The two artist residencies will take place simultaneously, each in half of our gallery space, for a duration of three months. The residencies are intended as production and research residencies, and as such there will be no expected outcomes. The artists will have the opportunity to feed into the events programme, if they wish, and will be invited to participate within an open studio day/ event. The intention of having two artists is to create space for exchange, learning and community between the artists as well as our wider studio artist community.

The artists have been selected from an open call, which was limited to artists based in Scotland, but with no other criteria. The selection was completed by the organisation plus invited guest selectors, Louise Briggs and Hardeep Pandhal.

Image: Stephanie Temma Hier, 2019

Studio Residents 2021 – 2022


Clay AD is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and somatic bodyworker living and working in Glasgow. Their practice centres illness, ecology, science fiction, transformation and the politics of care under capitalism — by themselves, collectively and with their clients. Their first novel, “Metabolize, If Able” is available through Arcadia Missa Press UK and was named a finalist in the 31st Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror.


Ragini Chawla AKA moyimurdi is a visual artist based in Glasgow. Her work is formed of paintings and drawings tied together with her whimsical stories. Growing up in a family that relies on humour to communicate, she adopted it as her language. It is the coming together of her observations and humour that reflect in the subjects of her work; ranging from human relations, human interactions, love-intimacy and her Grandmother’s recipes. Owing to the pandemic, she started to look at intimacy closely, as a medium of being, sending postcards and art as packages of care to her friends and exploring the web as a medium of sharing.