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.
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
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