Bobby Sayers

YEAR OF AWARD: 2017
AGE AT AWARD: 27
ARTFORMS: Design , Visual Arts , Curation

Biography

Bobby Sayers is an artist, designer and curator based in Glasgow/Rotterdam. Sayers' practice explores themes of beauty and value through the frame of the city, his artworks often consider how we value ourselves and what authorship we have over our environments. Using film, performance, photography and sculpture to expose emotions and discuss the human condition and current sociopolitical situations.

Bobby has exhibited internationally and established residencies and arts projects across Scotland. As well as gaining one of only 10 places on a prestigious masters course at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, he has worked for many organisations and galleries across the UK such as Nottingham Contemporary, The Museum of Everything and You Me Bum Bum Train.  He has co-programmed for The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow, and has worked as a designer and website developer for Organise Consulting, a political campaigns organisation based in London.

Bobby has delivered a commission to develop progressive digital manufacturing and education schemes across 8 Libraries in East Dunbartonshire, runs an annual residency in Braemar, Scotland, and is involved in other projects across Scotland as part of the co-founded organisation Common Ground.

How the Award Helped

Bobby's Dewar Arts Award contributed towards the course fees for his Masters of Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute.



"Without the funding from Dewar Art Award I would have had to turn down my place at Piet Zwart Institute. The award made furthering my education and progressing my career as an artist possible...I am extremely grateful."