A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Evelyn has steered her practice towards environmental art, while nurturing an interest in participatory and community-led art projects. Evelyn has worked with The Alma Project since 2010 offering a supportive and creative environment for people facing long-term mental health issues.
Slideshow Here is a selection of Evelyn’s recent projects providing an inspiration for her joint artists residency project Willow Village (2016) at Abbeyhill Primary School with Elisa Guietti with Primary 2 class in August and September 2016. Evelyn’s small landscape made from found driftwood, wire and fabric sparked off the young people’s imagination as well as the artist’s collages made up of colourful fragments of shells. Everybody loved Evelyn’s baskets and willow lanterns. Budding willow artists?
Did You Know Evelyn Jardine grew up in the small coastal town of Port Seton and as a child she spent many a happy days on the beach hunting for crabs, collecting sea shells and scouring the sand for treasures washed up by the high tides. Now as an adult, she till loves beach combing!
Acknowledgements Evelyn Jardine’s artist-in-residency at Abbeyhill Primary School in 2016 was co-curated by Margaret Allan and Iliyana Nedkova in partnership with The Alma Project and funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Awards for All Scotland