Brad Askew

Eve Muirhead b. 1990. Curler (2011)

About this artwork

Eve Muirhead has won the World Junior Curling Championships four times and was the youngest ever skip (captain) at an Olympic Games in 2010 in Vancouver. At the 2012 World Championships she was awarded the Frances Brodie Award for the curler who best exemplified sportsmanship, fair play, honesty and friendship. She won the 2013 World Women’s Curling Championship, skipping the Scottish team. At the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games Muirhead and her team won the bronze medal. She is photographed here at Blair Castle, near her family home in Blair Atholl. She holds a curling broom together with the tools of her two past championship activities - golf and bagpiping.

  • title: Eve Muirhead b. 1990. Curler
  • accession number: PGP 824
  • artist: Brad AskewCanadian (born 1962)
  • gallery: In Storage
  • object type: Photograph
  • subject: Sport and leisure
  • date created: 2011
  • measurements: Paper size: 43.00 x 59.80 cm
  • credit line: Gift of the photographer 2012
  • copyright: © BRAD ASKEW

Brad Askew

Brad Askew

Born in Saskatchewan, Western Canada, Brad Askew studied Fine Art, Theatre Design at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. In 1986 he travelled to London for an internship at several West End Theatres. Two years later he immigrated to Britain and spent the next fifteen years designing main stage productions for the Questors National Amateur Theatre in Ealing, London. In 2003 Askew decided to move to Scotland and pursue his artistic practice, setting up a glass studio and returning to photography. His move north also allowed Askew to rekindle his passion for curling. He is a gold medal winning performance development coach for the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, working with Scotland’s elite international curlers.