2024 Residents

Harvey Dimond May
Photograph by Erika Stevenson

Harvey Dimond is a British-Barbadian writer, editor and artist based between Johannesburg and Glasgow. Their practice examines queer ecologies and the entangled histories and trajectories of (neo)colonialism and the climate crisis.

Katherine Fay Alan

Photograph by Ben Hall

Katherine Fay Allan is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and creative facilitator. Her practice grows from lived experiences of illness to discuss the wider politics of societal and ecological health. In previous projects, she has collaborated with plants, insects, and the sea to produce ever-changing sensory artworks exploring notions around ephemerality, embodiment, and renewal.

While in residence at Burnieshed, she will compose a soundscape in collaboration with musician Haig Massie, for her upcoming solo show Gastromancy at LifeSpace Gallery. This is a self funded residency. 

Leah Borromeo
Photograph by Brian David Stevens

Leah Borromeo is a multi-award winning journalist, filmmaker and co-founder of Disobedient Films. Their work involves personal narrative, public and private space, social architecture, the environment and the language of storytelling. Leah is also Partnerships Editor at the politics and culture magazine, The Lead and resident maker and storyteller with Theatre Deli. Leah is pleased to continue that work with the Burnieshed residency and would eventually like to spend the rest of their life building things with Lego.

Julia Parks
Photograph by Chuck Whitehead

Julia Parks is an artist-filmmaker who explores the different relationships between landscapes, plants, people, and industry. She works with experimental documentary forms, often using 16mm film, archival footage, poetry and song. Julia grew up and lived for most of her life in West Cumbria. She is currently based between West Cumbria & Hawick in the Scottish Borders.

Julia Parks will be working alongside Butterfly Conservationist and PhD student Patrick Cook. Cook’s research investigates the response of plants and terrestrial invertebrate groups to the ongoing rewilding project at Bamff Estate. The project will provide some of the first empirical evidence of the impact of rewilding to groups including butterflies, beetles, bees, hoverflies and moths.