b. Edinburgh, 1997. In 2016 whilst studying Sculpture and Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art, Council gained a 3 year sponsorship from a rail freight company EWS. During her studies she created an arts programme for children during a 3 month residency in New York; facilitated an arts project at Glenocil Prison and worked night shifts at a local taxi company.
Recently Council’s work was selected for RE-ND-ER-ED exhibition Engage 2021, organised and exhibited in The Alternative Degree Show and is currently designing interior spaces in Edinburgh. Council also works as a data analyst.
Confrontation and benevolence, isolation and belonging, humour and disgust, shyness and seduction; situated somewhere in between is the work and life of Council Baby. Guided by dichotomy and inspired by people’s guises, Council’s work is autobiographic paired with sarcastic titles that create a coping mechanism to the works often serious meaning.
Council’s work starts as poetry or drawings that stem from negative or hurtful words, which then evolve into sculpture or installation to dissect the contradictions that exist within and around us.As a child, Council was and still is fascinated by Catch Me If You Can and that ability of being able to wear whatever hat you wish – sometimes wearing several hats simultaneously.