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Stella Rooney is an artist and organiser living in Glasgow.

Working across photography and moving image, my work is a point of engagement with collective histories, investigating labour from the perspective of both past and present. Through understanding past struggles, I aim to situate the politics of today within a historical context, aiming to identify past, present and future points of solidarity.
Since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2020, I was selected for a year-long culture collective residency with StreetLevel Photoworks and Hospitalfield Graduate Programme. My project ‘She Town’ which explored the role of women in Dundee’s industry and politics, was shown at RSA New Contemporaries and awarded the National Library of Scotland Purchase Prize for Moving Image.

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Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Art and Philosophy, BA (Hons) Graduated 2020



National Library of Scotland Purchase Prize for Moving Image, Awarded at RSA New Contemporaries 2022

2021 Visual Arts & Crafts Maker Awards, Glasgow


Residences and Selected Projects

StreelLevel Photoworks Culture Collective Residency, August 2021-August 2022, Support Artist

Hospitalfield Graduate Residency, 2021, Selected Artist

Cooper Gallery, Ignorant Art School Sit in #1, developed and delivered 'A Strike Class' public event

Workers Stories Project, 2021, devised and delivered workshops in photography, moving image and collage aiding workers to record experiences of the pandemic

NEON Digital Arts Festival, 2019, devised and delivered workshop exploring the radical history of Dundee


Selected exhibitions

Gorbals Culture Collective, Trongate 103, September 2022

RSA New Contemporaries 2022

FutureProof, Streetlevel Photoworks, 2020

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Degree Show 2020




Relevant employment


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