Delia Baillie


Contemporary Art Practice, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

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Delia has worked at Duncan of Jordanstone since 2002, initially as a visiting artist with students across Fine Art and Design. She currently runs the 2nd year Contemporary Art Practice programme and is module leader for Squirrel, Badger, Hog, Fable – a 3rd year component exploring the expanded field of painting. Delia’s interest in the pedagogy of practice-based art education is in combining contemporary and traditional approaches to the teaching and learning environment.

As the recipient of several residencies and scholarships she has had the opportunity to spend time working as an artist in Shetland, Edinburgh, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, the USA and Arbroath. Delia’s studio practice, based in Dundee, focuses on the dichotomy of our reliance on numerical systems and the meandering/circuitous life of the mind. This is a direct augmentation of her early inclination towards mathematics and procrastinations around becoming a better swimmer. The synchronously fluid and mechanical abilities of the materials and devices associated with painting, printmaking and collage inform her studio output.

Delia's involvement in a number of artist-lead curatorial projects stem from a desire to investigate modes of critical discourse out-with established institutions of higher education.