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Council Baby is an artist based in Glasgow, born in Edinburgh.

Connection and estrangement, confrontation and benevolence, isolation and belonging, above and below, humour and disgust, shyness and seduction; universal dualities and the contradictions that exist within and around us fuel the work of Council Baby. 

Poems and drawings created whilst on the move or during a phone call act as a starting point for the sculptures and installations Council creates. The titles of the work are often sarcastic hard shells to the works often fragile meaning.

Watching the 2002 film Catch Me if You Can as a child introduced the life long fascination with fraud, pretence and guises. By analysing such themes, Council aims to analyse how opposites can unite and to develop an understanding for the reason why we often hide behind from our emotions. Visual and contextual references stem from a wide range of material; films such as American Hustle and Snatch; the lives of fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen; scandals such as the 2011 News International phone hacking scandal; chess and telephone boxes and the work of philosopher Alain de Botton. 

In 2016 Council gained a 3 year educational grant from rail freight company EWS to support her studies Sculpture and Environmental studies at Glasgow School of Art. During art school she created and produced an arts programme during a 3 month residency in New York; facilitated an arts project at Glenocil Prison and worked night shifts at a local taxi call centre.

Her work has been featured in The Skinny, BBC News and STV News. She has exhibitied in REVERB 2022 Exhibition, The Graduate Drive Thru and the 196th Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Acadmey. Council won the 2022 RSA Benno Schotz Prize (the most promising work by a Scottish artist under 35 award) for her sculpture The Best Thing to Come Out of Edinburgh is the Train to Glasgow. Council works in the public sector, with a tech development scholarship from Google.

Member of: Women in Tech, Working Class Creative Database, Visual Artist Association, Scottish Artist Union, Visual Arts Scotland.