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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Simon Bayliss: End of Residency Event Thurs 2nd Feb 8-10pm

27 February, 2017  |  Featured, Residencies + Studio4, Uncategorized

For the culmination of his Standpoint Futures residency in our Studio4, Simon Bayliss is collaborating with artists and musicians working with pop music, rave and live performance. The event has developed through conversations with Sian Dorrer performing as Acid Prawn, and Susie Green who collaborates with Bayliss as Splash Addict.

The idea of metamorphosis stems from Splash Addict’s latest track, a dance cover of ‘Smalltown Boy’ by Bronski Beats, the lyrics of which describe a painful life-transition from oppressive parochial sexual-conservatism to urban liberation.

Acid Prawn’s piece ‘What Women Do’ (featuring Joey Four) features live soundtrack, online make-up tutorials and sandwich making. Rafal Zajko (Into the Wild Alumnus!) will be performing a psychedelic sound work in collaboration with pop singer Zoee. Lobsta B aka Leon Bayliss, will be DJing a ‘pop-rave megamix’.

Studio4, Chisenhale Studios, 64-84 Chisenhale Rd, London E3 5QZ

Please Buzz the Office for entry or call 020 8981 1916

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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – A talk with Alina Kisina Saturday 4 March, 12-1pm

21 February, 2017  |  Featured, Public Programme, Talks & Events

Alina Kisina will talk about the female gaze in relation to photographing children. She will also show the latest work from her project “Children of Vision” and give an introduction to some of her favorite women photographers working today.

Venue: Chisenhale Art Place

64-84 Chisenhale Road E3 5QZ (nearest tube: Bethnal Green/Bow)

Date and Time: Saturday 4 March, 12-1pm

Cost: Free

 

To book or for more details contact yasmin@chisenhale.co.uk

 

www.chisenhale.co.uk 020 8981 1916

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Standpoint Futures Residency Artists 2017

 

Chisenhale Studios has teamed up with Standpoint Futures in 2017 to host residencies in our Studio4 space. Standpoint Futures is an established programme of visual art development residencies for emerging/mid career artists who are based outside Greater London. They are designed to be flexible and responsive to the project, needs and desired outcomes of individual participants. Standpoint Futures’ chief aims are to provide high quality, individualised opportunities to develop the artist’s practice and career, and to promote the exchange of ideas between London and the wider UK art world.

Following interviews in October 2016, three artists were selected by Standpoint Futures Director Fiona Macdonald, Chisenhale Studios Arts Manager Andrea Davidson and curators from the residencies’ regional partners MOSTYN Llandudno, Plymouth Arts Centre and Castlefield Gallery Manchester.

Each artist will spend six weeks at Chisenhale Studios where they are provided with our Studio4 space, accommodation, and individually tailored mentoring and development, plus modest per diem & travel allowance. At the end of each residency the artist will present a public event relating to their practice.

Simon Bayliss (23 January – 3 March). Event: Thursday 3rd March 7pm. simon-bayliss.com
Simon explores identity and what it means to be both rural and queer, through celebration of rural traditions such as landscape painting and slipware pottery. He also collaborates with artist Lucy Stein as BLISS (Bayliss & Stein), and has recently set up the ‘Artist Tea Towel Company’. Simon is based in Cornwall.

AJ Stockwell (20 March – 28 April). Event: Thursday 27th April 7pm. aj-stockwell.com
AJ is interested in how human life can be defined and archived through objects and materials, and how communication can operate across timelines through a shared material culture. Working across sculpture, video and text, recent work has focused on observing how ceramic artefacts construct images of past lives and cultures. AJ is based in Cardiff; her residency is supported by The Fenton Arts Trust.

Nicola Dale (15 May – 23 June). Event: Thursday 22nd June 7pm. nicoladale.com
Nicola Dale makes sculptures and performances that arise mainly out of research within institutional archives (recent examples include: Shanghai Library, National Arts Education Archive Yorkshire Sculpture Park, University of Manchester Medical School). She is interested in how knowledge manifests itself and how its continuation is constructed. Nicola is based in Stockport.

For further details please look at the Standpoint Futures archive. Standpoint Futures is supported by Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Chisenhale Studios and the Fenton Arts Trust.

Image: Nicola Dale, Model for Ideology VI

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Chisenhale Primary School Exhibition for Arts Award 2016

13 December, 2016  |  Featured, Public Programme, Schools

 

To mark the end of another successful year for the Public Programme, on Friday 9th December, we had the talented and dedicated pupils from Chisenhale School hold their Arts Award Exhibition at Chisenhale Art Place.

Arts Award is a valuable project which aims to inspire young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative and accessible. The programme at the school is led by the artist Sara Heywood.

Once again the school partnered with Chisenhale to help enrich their experience with visits to our Studio Artists.
This year they visited Jeremy Hutchison and then Byzantia Harlow, who was resident in Studio4 during August and September. The budding artists then created new work which responded directly to these visits.

At the end of their project the children held an exhibition here, inviting the whole school plus parents and studio artists.

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Without Walls 2016 – Another collaboration, Another success

1 November, 2016  |  Featured, Public Programme, Talks & Events

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Another year and another success, and a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to Without Walls 2016. . .

Chisenhale Art Place once again opened its doors and broke through the walls of its iconic building. Bridging across the three unique spaces; Chisenhale Dance Space, Chisenhale Gallery and Chisenhale Studios, Without Walls offered up an impressive menu of talks and workshops for the public.

Some of the highlights in the Studios included: An Art and Dance Evening event  with choreographer/dancer Chloe Aliyanni and artist Alicia Paz; Open Studio with Seth Pimlott – recipient of the Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award; A Photography exhibition by Victoria Park Photography Group;  a unique performance by artist Jeremy Hutchison; Byzantia Harlow’s Grey Market;  a new collaborative performance

Please look out on our Facebook page to see more images.

 

 

 

 

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