Studio Series: Ailie Rutherford

We poke around Ailie Rutherford’s workspace at The Royal Standard Studios…

Please describe your space. It’s in The Royal Standard, quite a small space. I have some books, drawing stuff, tools, my laptop … it’s a space that I guess I use to think about what I’m doing and where I’m going to take things next. I’ve just brought in a sofa and it’s much more relaxing. It’s a good space to come down and mull things over. I’ve also got a plant that died that I’m trying hard to revive.

What work do you do here? It varies. Writing proposals, drawing, reading. At the moment I’m in the process of building some machines for a project that’s happening August 29th to September 9th this year, as part of the b-side Festival in Portland, Dorset.

How many hours a week do you spend here? It varies depending on what I’ve got on.

What helps you work? Being in a studio space with other people who are making interesting work. And the random conversations you have when you’re waiting for the kettle to boil in the kitchen can be quite good at times. More specifically, having a place to come to just focus on work, or to play around with ideas.

Describe your 3 favourite possessions in the studio. Three of my books. A Panorama of Magic, The World of the Future: Future Cities, and Phenomena: A Book of Wonders.

If your studio could speak, what would it say? Thanks to Sam for fixing my window.

If there was any important advice you could share with other artists, what would that be? Don’t take your vest off until May’s over.

Posted on 06/07/2012 by thedoublenegative