Fri 27 May 2022, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Holly Veselka is a conceptual artist based in Texas. She uses emerging technologies as both medium and subject to highlight the issues of land, biodiversity, and climate change. Creating moving image work, digital archives and installations she explores humanity’s relationship with the natural world. She has exhibited internationally and is Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University.  

In 2020, Holly was one of to artists awarded an international residency/exhibition opportunity through X-CHANGE, a partnership between Shetland Arts and the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. X-CHANGE was devised to provide the opportunity for two artists, one from Shetland and one from Texas, to research and explore these two distinct geographies in the context of energy production and climate change.  

Holly has been in Shetland this month to carry out her research, exploring the natural and industrial landscape of Shetland. “My project will consider how global networks link disparate ecologies. I will use images recorded with emerging technologies to focus on global systems of energy production and climate action”.  

Join Holly for an informal talk about her practice and learn more about the work she’s doing in Shetland as part of X-CHANGE.


X-CHANGE is funded by The British Council and Creative Scotland with support from Art Fund (UK) and Association of Art Museum Curators (US). 

Image: Holly Veselka, Shetland Cambo Oil