Archive for November, 2013

Studio4 Residencies Announced

22 November, 2013  |  Public Programme, Residencies + Studio4
Four new recipients of three-month residencies have been announced.  The Chisenhale Studios Residency Programme provides opportunities for external visual artists to experiment with new work or ideas in a fresh, uncluttered space that facilitates sharing and participation while making artistic processes visible to new audiences. The residencies mainly take place in the Studio4 Project Space and are interspersed with projects, experiments and events curated or delivered by the artists in our other 38 studios.Nov 2013 – Jan 2014:  Andrea Hasler will create a large new sculptural body of work commissioned by New Greenham Arts.  It will take Greenham Common’s history as a starting point, particularly the tents and banners of the Women’s Peace Camp situated on the site during the 1980’s and 90’s.

Work created during the residency will also be exhibited at the Corn Exchange in Newbury. This will include works in progress and drawings, offering audiences the opportunity to experience the work in depth that she creates during the residency.  We’ll be exploring her working process closer to home too, as Andrea uses her established approach of making artworks from wax in new political ways.

January – March 2014:  David MacDiarmid will work in an emerging new space in Studio 3 to produce a new body of sculptures, maquettes and experiments that challenge his idea of the value of the finished outcome in his practice.  This will include re-examining the importance of the developmental materials he uses and questioning whether they are legitimate choices for the final work itself.  His investigations might counterbalance ideas that the “finished” work is concerned with perfection and that reaching it marks the conclusion of a particular process. In addition to regular sharing events, David will be blogging about his investigations to wider audiences.

March – May 2014 :  Tessa Whitehead will create a body of work using cement, a new medium in her practice. Tessa spent the first six months of this year apprenticing with her father, a builder/carpenter, learning how to work with cement.  Excited by the ambitious sculptures she then produced, Tessa will spend the residency working on a smaller scale, using more immediate methods.  She is particularly interested in creating quick moulds, which can barely contain the cement…and will be sharing the process along the way.

July – September 2014:  Ryan Curtis will instigate and develop a research project based around contemporary monuments and the monumental and esoteric forms that keep resurfacing in his work.  While exploring these themes, Ryan also will continue his investigations of the relationship between objects and moving image when presented together.  Critical exchange and engagement will be the key to the success of this residency, so expect to see some blogging, open crits…and quite possibly the production of a “low-fi” publication in collaboration with an independent printer or arts publisher.

Studio4 Project Space and Residency Programme is supported by the artists occupying Chisenhale Studios.

The Studio 3 Residency is generously supported by Ted Sumner, in memory of Peter Lloyd Lewis.


Public Programme Studio

8 November, 2013  |  Education Studio, Featured, Public Programme


Studio News: Haydn Jones has joined Chisenhale Studios for an eighteen month period in the Public Programme Studio.

Haydn recently graduated from Goldsmith’s with a MFA in Computational Studio Arts.  Within the  PP studio he will explore an open approach making art: directly engaging the public in the physical space and also through the documentation and transmission of online and digitally developed works.

We welcome Haydn and look forward to collaborating on programme ideas in the New Year.

Image: Haydn Jones Closed Loop, Installation 2012



The call for artists:

Our Public Programme Studio is available for an eighteen month let.  This is for an artist whose work, or an element of their work, seeks to engage and collaborate with the general public as a means of production.

  • 458 sq ft.
  • £220 per month
  • 2nd floor, with no lift access. South facing.
  • Available from early December for 18 months.
  • £220 deposit
  • Sole artist use only.
  • No central heating or telephone line installed.

We are keen to continue to develop a diversity of artists and artforms
contributing to its public education programme.  The artist making use of this
particular studio will be involved in that programme, through development of
project-based activities as well as some talks and events.  Our staff help develop ideas
in this area and undertake fundraising as appropriate, to ensure the artist is paid a fee
for these projects.

To apply, please submit a short profile of your practice, a current CV and a statement
on how the use of the studio and involvement in the Public Programme would benefit
your career.

Deadline for applications is 12 noon, 28th November 2013.  A short-list of applicants will be made, with informal interviews held within the following week.

Send applications (and enquiries) to:
Andrea Davidson, Arts Manager
Ph. 020 8981 1916