David Lemm

Selected Press/Texts



Partial update Mar 24 (Full update soon)
Selected Works

23.         Fastenings 
22.         Tracks
22.         Track prints                  
20>        Oblique Territories
21.          Desire Lines, Leith Links  
20.         Studies for a New Normal
19.          Alleged Magical Artefacts
18.          Kilbeg Commission          
17.          Waxing Moon, Setting Sun
15.          Debris and Phenomena           

20-22     Royal Brompton Diagnostic Centre
21           Stakamillabakka               
19-21      (w)ORD
17/21       Open Close                        
17-18      Jon Schueler Scholarship
18.          Imagine A Garden
16.          ATLAS Edition
15/16       House of Illustration
14.          Mapping Eigg
14.          Chamberlain Lab

2019 -21

Outcomes from (w)ORD residency at Tjuvika near Bergen, with Bergen Atelier Group and Society of Scottish Artists.

Ting Tree Tabu Type
Birch plywood relief
255 x 532 x 18mm (x 4)

The project focused on ideas around language, materiality and connections between Norway and Scotland.
Wood became a particular interest during my research. 

These assembled pieces are based on sea fastenings found near Tingwall, Shetland,  objects used to secure loads to boats in North Sea industry. Here they are translated into wood and presented as speculative objects, awaiting classification or interpretation.

Aspects of Tjuvika
Archival print of collated relief prints.
33.5 x 47cm

Informed by geographic diagrams witnessed in Bergen, I produced these relief prints on location at Tjuvika after noting the topography of whittled sticks resembled the surrounding island landscape.


Views from the resulting travelling exhibition
Ebbe+Flow at USF, Bergen and Galleri Rustica, Holmeknappen, Norway. The works from each artist are contained in the central box and expand in different ways dependant on the exhibtion space.