An artist has been under public criticism after she was awarded £15,000 for a “project” which meant she was confined to only the city of Glasgow, in which she already lives in.
The 36 year old Contemporary Arts Lecturer, Ellie Harrison has been the centre of a twitter storm of comments criticising her project and the 15k funding given to her by creative Scotland.
Miss Harrison has made a blog for the project which states that:
she intends to test the limits of a ‘sustainable practice’ and to challenge the demand-to-travel placed upon the ‘successful’ artist / academic. The experiment will enable her to cut her carbon footprint and increase her sense of belonging, by encouraging her to seek out and create local opportunities – testing what becomes possible when she invests all her ideas, time and energy within the region where she lives.
Many Glaswegians have severely criticised the project being funded by public money – voicing their concerns on social media to say that public money would be “wasted” on confining an artist to live in Glasgow when thousands of families who live off food banks and handouts could not even contemplate leaving.
A Local, Laura Bambi Went onto Twitter to express how she felt