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Painting In Series, A six week course with Emma Gunningham

26 May, 2015  |  Classes, Public Programme

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Thursday evenings 7.30 – 9.30   June 4th – July 9th 2015


Participants will make a small series of canvas paintings. Starting with preparatory sketches
they will explore content and ideas, as well as painting methods and techniques.
The course is suitable for all levels of experience.
With small class sizes, participants will benefit from group discussion, as well as
one-to-one tuition tailored to individual requirements.

Course cost £90 to be paid on the 1st evening.

To book a place or get more details contact Emma Gunningham     07940 563063


Studio4 Residencies: Summer and Winter 2015

Studio4 Residencies: Summer and Winter 2015

We are inviting proposals for the next two Studio4 Residencies at Chisenhale Studios. The first will run from July through September 2015.  The second will run from November 2015 through January 2016.

The residencies provide free use of the Studio4 Project Space to artists seeking a short-term studio to develop an idea or execute a project. They are available in three month blocks, and are interspersed throughout the year with research and events undertaken by the visual artists in our other 39 studios.  The aim of each residency is to provide opportunity for one visual artist 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.

In exchange for use of the studio, the artists undertaking each residency are expected to engage a wider artistic network as well as people who live and work in our local area, involving them in the artistic process through a few small public events, workshops, studio conversations or events. Ideally, smaller open-door sessions could also happen during the residency, as an opportunity to engage with other Chisenhale members.

We are currently inviting proposals two residency periods: Summer 1st July 2015 through to 30th September 2015 and Winter 1st November 2015 through 31st January 2016.  To apply, please write to tell us about the project or idea you’d like to work on, why you need this free short-term studio to realise it and how you will engage people outside of Chisenhale Art Place during the residency. It would be helpful to include what benefit you think will be gained by those audiences and the impact it will have on your practice. Please state your preference for Summer or Winter (brrr, keep in mind there is no central heating!).

Please note that due to the nature of the project space, and its first floor location in the building (there is no lift), studio events should be suitable for small audiences of up to 30 people. It is not a gallery, so not suitable for open exhibition.  We do however, have a more accessible ground floor education room which could also be made available for public activities.

Do see other postings below on this website for previous residencies and events taking place in our project space

Applications are due by 12 noon 3rd June 2015. Interviews for short-listed applicants will be held as soon as possible after that date, likely the 10th June for the first residency.

Submission will only be accepted in the following format:

  1. Proposal of project idea, including detail of information requested above.  One or two A4 pages, minimum font size 11.
  2. Current CV.  No more than two A4 pages giving current and relevant experience.
  3. Supporting images.  Text and images from previous projects or illustrating your proposal. No more than three A4 pages, with images saved at a low resolution.

Please combine all the above into one pdf file, clearly marked your name.  We will not accept submissions that exceed 7 pages and 5MB file size.

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