Eilidh Appletree (she/her)-Scottish Artist
As a working-class woman, my drive to make work stems from the desire to explore the systems of inequality that are so deeply engrained in our society they are simply accepted as inevitable. Through my work, I hope to confront and interrogate these societal structures; I want to pull them apart and expose their ragged seams.
My practice is multi-disciplinary; encompassing sculpture, illustration, 2D animation, moving image and almost tangible fascination for the art of story-telling, that ultimately underpins every piece of work I make.
I studied Sculpture and Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art, finishing with a first-class honours degree before going on to earn a Masters with distinction in Fine Art Practice in 2021. Since graduating I have exhibited as part of Hidden Door, have been commissioned to make a short film by The Village Storytelling Festival, worked with Surge to create an interactive, outdoor artwork and received Creative Scotland funding to develop new sculptural work that was exhibited as part of Saltspace’s International Women’s Day 2023 celebrations.