Archive for March, 2017

Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award 2017/18: Call for applications

Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award: One Year Studio for a 2015 or 2016 MA/MFA Graduate.

Applications are now open for the 2017/18 Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award, which offers a free studio to one artist for one year from 1st June. Now in its fourth year, the award is open to applications from Fine Art MA/MFA graduates who completed their courses in either 2015 or 2016. This annual award commemorates the work and life of Pete Lloyd Lewis, an artist and founding member of Chisenhale Art Place which encompasses Chisenhale Studios.

Pete’s practice was playful, experimental and open to diverse influences and media, from text, glitter and celebrity photojournalism, to sculptural installation, video and print. He was preoccupied with the boundaries between the artificial and the real, often amplifying the synthetic qualities of materials and forms by contextualising them in relation to nature. Pete’s exhibitions were daring and genre-defying: a series of paintings worn as clothes, a performance space for the homeless, and ‘Sneeze’ a video comprising snippets of 80 second footage by 80 artists. He used collaboration and curating as methods of investigating the expanded possibilities of image-making in dialogue with different communities.

The successful application should demonstrate how aspects of the applicant’s own practice could make connections with, or respond to, the themes and ideas that shaped Pete’s work.

Chisenhale Art Place is an arts education charity and all studio artists are expected to contribute to its public benefit. With 40 studios, it is an active space with regular artist run events, workshops and open studios. The recipient of the Pete Lloyd Lewis Award would also be expected to contribute to the Studios’ public programme through occasional showings/events and assisting with community engagement.

The studio itself is:

  • 520 sq ft.
  • 1stfloor, with no lift access.
  • South-facing
  • No central heating

 How to Apply:

Please send us a single PDF containing your answers to the four questions below with three images of your recent works and a current CV. The file size should not exceed 5MB and the file name must include your own name. Please email applications to applications@chisenhale.co.uk with PLL Award as the subject line.

  1. Describe your practice with reference to recent works (max 350 words)
  2. How does your practice relate to some of the themes and processes that Pete valued? (max 250 words).
  3. Why do you need a free studio for a year and how would you make the most of this opportunity to develop your practice? (max 300 words).
  4. How might you contribute to Chisenhale Studios’ public-facing programme? (max 200 words)

 

Deadline for applications is 10am, Thursday 13th April 2017.

A shortlist of applicants will be made, with interviews most likely to held on Thursday 4th May. As accommodation and travel is not part of the award, applicants should already be settled in London.

More information on Chisenhale Studios can be found on our website www.chisenhale.co.uk/chisenhale

 

 

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Studio4 Summer Residencies: Call for proposals

We are inviting proposals for Studio4 Residencies at Chisenhale Studios. Residencies will take place between July and September 2017, ranging between one and two months depending on your project needs (please specify in your application if there’s a particular time slot you’d prefer).

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. The aim of each residency is to provide opportunity for a 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 artist undertaking each residency is 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 the development of the work itself or a few small public events, showings, workshops, studio conversations etc. Ideally, smaller open-door sessions could also happen during the residency, as an opportunity to engage with other Chisenhale members.

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 anticipated duration in the studio and any time preference over the summer.

Please note that Studio4 is on the first floor and the building unfortunately has no lift. Studio events should be suitable for small audiences of up to 50 people. We also have a more accessible ground floor education room which could also be made available for public activities.

Applications are due by 10am on Thursday 6th April 2017. Interviews for short-listed applicants will mostly likely be held on Monday 24th April.

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. Your website address could be added for additional info, but we can’t guarantee we’ll be able to look at it.

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.

Submissions and queries to applications@chisenhale.co.uk

We’ve had some fantastic projects recently realised in Studio4, including Byzantia Harlow’s work with Roman Road Market, Liz Lake’s research into the ecologies of industrial materials such as concrete, and Save Me a Place’s experiments in collaborative sculptural collage. Do see other postings on our website for previous residencies and events taking place in our project space. http://chisenhale.co.uk/chisenhale/public-programme/project-space/

image: Save Me A Place   July 2016

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