Rebecca Boyle

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Rebecca Boyle is a designer motivated by the belief that art and design can be an effective tool to enable social change. Rebecca is specifically interested in how design can be used within public spaces to encourage communication and collective thinking. Throughout her fourth year Rebecca has focused on creating objects which allow individuals to share political messaging in public spaces as well as with other individuals. 

Rebecca’s work is heavily influenced by socially engaged artists such as Ai Weiwei and Keg De Souza who both utilise public space and human interaction to raise awareness of current social and political issues. As well as contemporary socially engaged artists Rebecca is also influenced by the Constructivists and their belief that art and design should reflect current situations and serve a purpose. 

Rebecca Boyle 

Metal design and 3d printed objects  

BA Hons Jewellery and Metal Ducan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Statement

Rebecca Boyle is a designer motivated by the belief that art and design can be an effective tool to enable social change. Rebecca is specifically interested in how design can be used within public spaces to encourage communication and collective thinking. Throughout her fourth year Rebecca has focused on creating objects which allow individuals to share political messaging in public spaces as well as with other individuals. 

Rebecca’s work is heavily influenced by socially engaged artists such as Ai Weiwei and Keg De Souza who both utilise public space and human interaction to raise awareness of current social and political issues. As well as contemporary socially engaged artists Rebecca is also influenced by the Constructivists and their belief that art and design should reflect current situations and serve a purpose. 

These pieces presented are to prompt interactions between the wearer and others as well as the public space they inhabit. Rebecca hopes to continue to develop her practice through further studies moving from jewellery design to a socially engaged practice collaborating with other makers, individuals, and communities. 

Experience, developments

“Since graduating I have had the opportunity to run a series of community art workshops in collaboration with Fair Deal in Glasgow. These workshops ran at the Jeely Piece Garden and The Kinning Park Complex.”

Awards:

Fife Contemporary. New Maker Award (June 2022)

Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibition: StAnza Poetry Festival 2023 – St Andrews Heritage Museum/ Fife Contemporary. (March 2023)