Historical references or locations often form starting points for Tess Vaughan‘s work. The artist combines this interest in history with an inclination towards narrative fiction and architectural fantasy. Developed work often takes the form of figurative sculpture, sculptural installation, film and/or performance. Tess uses processes such as metalwork, woodwork, casting and often works directly with raw materials, e.g. steel, clay, plaster and concrete.


Tess Vaughan (b. Tipperary) graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2014. Recent exhibitions include, Black Hole at Glasgow Project Room with YAKA Collective, The Phoenix Bursary Show (July 2015), RSA New Contemporaries (April 2015) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the World Museum, Liverpool and ICA, London (Sept. 2014 – Jan. 2015). She co-produced and co-curated SO IT IS, an exhibition across four sites including The Briggait and three WAVEParticle sites in Laurieston, Glasgow (Nov. 2014).