Our Standpoint Futures resident Beth Emily Richards has moved into Studio4 for six weeks of mentoring and making.
Beth is an artist and researcher based in Plymouth. Her work investigates contemporary mythmaking, often exploring popular culture and its associated idiosyncratic subcultures. Frequently the work seeks to complicate macho narratives by re-performing them in ways that use absurdism and failure to undermine dominant histories.
Past works have engaged with personae such as Harry Houdini, Robert Falcon Scott, Francis Drake, Arnold Schwarzenegger and William ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody; as well as with social trends such as ‘tombstoning’ (teenagers jumping off cliffs into the sea), Mexican telenovelas, ‘80s-‘90s action films, roller derby girls, Western movies, scouting, and motivational speaking.
Working with others is central to Beth’s practice, which frequently involves collaborating with location-based or interest-based communities. During her time at Standpoint Futures she will be consolidating and expanding upon a group of occult enthusiasts and experts with whom she has been attending workshops responding to the life and work of Ithell Colquhoun, a surrealist artist, writer and occultist who worked in Cornwall in the mid-twentieth century.
Beth’s new body of work not only responds to Colquhoun’s creative output and divinatory practices, but to the experience of working with a diverse group of artists, writers and magical practitioners, and forming a temporary community with them. More info at www.bethemilyrichards.com. Image from Ancient Scent project, 2017.
Standpoint Futures visual art development residencies are for emerging/mid-career artists, based outside Greater London. They are designed to be flexible and responsive to the project, needs and desired outcomes of individual participants.
The residency’s 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.
Standpoint Futures is run in partnership and hosted with Chisenhale Studios with support from Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales and the Fenton Arts Trust. http://www.standpointlondon.co.uk/residencies
Chisenhale Studios is pleased to announce the 14 artists selected for Into the Wild 2018:
Ayo Akingbade (LCC), Marc Blazel (Brighton), Jamie Bradley (Chelsea), Noa Carvajal (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), Jodie Chinn (Goldsmiths), Verity Coward (Goldsmiths), Annabel Duggleby (Wimbledon), George Hill-Baker (Wimbledon), Megan Jenkins (Glasgow), Yoojin Lee (Gerrit Rietveld Academie), Lawrence Pardoe (Slade), Adam Paroussos (Central St Martins), Elinor Stanley (Glasgow), Ted Targett (Wimbledon).
The group were selected by a panel of judges including artists Richard Layzell, Sarah Kate Wilson and Louise Ashcroft (ITW Programme Leader), and our Arts Manager Andrea Davidson.
The programme kicks off in early December with a 2-day intensive during which participants will get to know one another’s practices and collectively influence the design of the 10-week taught course which commences in January.
Later in the year the group will carry out individual research projects in association with external organisations, host events and an exhibition, and take part in a mentoring programme led by emerging curators Nora-Swantje Almes and Andrew Price who are currently on the Goldsmiths MFA in Curating.
Now in its fourth year, this ambitious programme develops artists’ practices and careers during the challenging period after undergraduate study.
The programme is funded by Arts Council England and Chisenhale Art Place.
THE FEAR IS BACK
Artists: Into the Wild 2016-17 (see names below)
Time: Friday 6-9pm, Sat & Sun 1-5pm
Over the Open Weekend 20-22 October, Studio4 will host ‘The Fear is Back’ – a group show of works by some of the 2016-17 participants of Chisenhale Studios ‘Into the Wild’ programme.
Liam Geary Baulch
Image Credit: Film still from Ben Tupper’s War all of time. Courtesy of the artist.
Jeremy Hutchison, Sarah Kate Wilson
Monolimum, 2017 (video still)
ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION
Artists: Sarah Kate Wilson and Jeremy Hutchison
Time: 4pm, Saturday 20th October 2017
Join artists Sarah Kate Wilson and Jeremy Hutchison as they discuss cross-overs in their working practices. This special Open Weekend ‘in-conversation’ event will focus on the strategies they employ to produce work and the underpinnings of each of their practices, such as collaboration and labour.
More about the artists:
Sarah Kate Wilson’s paintings defy stasis, meaning any experience of the work, is merely just one of many momentary experiences. She employs materials imbued with particular properties, as a means of ensuring material unfixity and collaborates with audiences to produce paintings that remain in a permanent state of impermanence.
Wilson lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include ‘Do Disturb’, 2017 at Palais de Tokyo, Paris and ‘Iris’ a solo show at Baltic 39 as part of ‘Figure Three’, Newcastle, 2016. In 2015 she had a solo show at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, California, and in 2014 had a three-person exhibition at The Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall. She curated ‘Painting in Time’ at The Tetley, Leeds in 2015 which then toured to The School of The Arts Institute Chicago, Sullivan Galleries in 2016. Wilson is an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL (Painting) and Bath Spa University (Fine Art).
Jeremy Hutchison (b. 1979) is a British artist based in London. Having received a distinction from the Slade School of Fine Art, he was recently a member of the Whitney Independent Study Program, NYC. Often working in sites of production and consumption, he constructs situations that disrupt the power relations encoded in neoliberal ideology. He has recently exhibited at ICA, London; Modern Art Oxford; V&A Museum, London; Bikini Wax, Mexico City; Jerwood Space, London; Fondazione Prada, Athens; Lisson Gallery, London; Z33, Hasselt; Nassauischer Kunstverein, Weisbaden; EVA International Biennale, Limerick; Radar, Loughborough University; Galeri Mana, Istanbul and Southbank Centre, London.
The Chisenhale Art Place Open Weekend is back! Join us 20-22 October for a free weekend of open studios, tours, exhibitions and workshops. Events take place across the building, so it is a great opportunity to explore Chisenhale Dance Space, Chisenhale Gallery and Chisenhale Studios at one time.
The full programme is here. And you can see the individual event details by visiting the websites of Chisenhale Dance Space, Chisenhale Gallery and here below for the Studios.
Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm
All of the 40 artist studios will be open throughout the weekend hours. It’s a wonderful and informal opportunity to meet the artists, see their work and learn about their working processes.
Participating studio artists:
Gail Pickering, Diane Martin, Virginia Phongsathorn, Fritha Jenkins, David Blackmore, Kate Hardy, Jo Stockham, Malcolm Jones, Matt Calderwood, Nigel O’Neill, Di Livey, John Fuller, Jon George, Kevin Harrison, Amikam Toren, Sheena Macrae, Marta Bakst, Sarah Kate Wilson, Ingrid Kerma, Vincent Milne, Hilary Rosen, Charlotte Mew, Edward Chell, Dan Turner, Zoë Mendelson, Paulina Michnowska, Jeremy Hutchison, Richard Layzell, Karen Russo, John Askew, Joy Girvin, Sean Dawson, Lee Maelzer, Shezad Dawood, Monika Oechsler, Sam Hodge, Alicia Paz, Diana Taylor, Andy Ridley, Mark Fairnington, Kevin Dunbar.
Everyone is welcome to take their time and explore the studios at their own pace. We also offer guided tours, providing a five-minute introduction to each artist.
1pm: 1st Floor/Ground Floor Studios
2pm: 2nd Floor Studios
3pm: 3rd Floor Studios
Many of the artists will be offering short learning sessions and discussions in their studios. These will evolve as the artists prepare for the weekend, and a list will be published of the planned activities a little closer to the time. These are always fun and popular sessions, guaranteed to generate a new skill or idea! Keep an eye on social media for further info or check back on this page.
Saturday events: Ceramics for Children, Create your own European Pa55port with David Blackmore, Drawing with Kate Hardy, Insight into monoprint process by Hilary Rosen, An artists’In-conversation’ between Sarah Kate Wilson and Jeremy Hutchison.
Sunday events: Create your own European Pa55port with David Blackmore, Drawing with Kate Hardy, Insight into monoprint process by Hilary Rosen/
Studio4, our residency and project studio, will host an exhibition of work by the current year Into the Wild participants. Into the Wild is a programme devised by Chisenhale Studio artists to support and develop recent BA graduates, to thrive and survive in the artworld after college. It’s wildly successful and the group show will feature artists you’ll be seeing much more of in the future.
Facilitation Piece (for harmonious being) 2017 is new live performance by artist Monika Oechsler, in collaboration with artist & technologist Charles Gershom. This experimental work presents two simultaneous and intermittent durational performances, Live Chat & Sound Stage. Both parts explore how our perception of time and place has changed through social media interaction. Facilitation Piece (for harmonious being) has been commissioned by Chisenhale Studios for the Open Weekend with support from Chisenhale Dance Space.
Performance time: 7.30 – 8.30pm Friday 20th October at Chisenhale Dance Space.
The studio artists are delighted to be running Window Shopping over the Open Weekend, an initiative to raise crucial funds to repair some of the windows in the Studios. Over 40 artists have kindly donated window-pane-sized works on paper which will be displayed and on sale for £100 each. The donated works will be available to view digitally in advance, but can only be bought in person during the weekend opening hours. Purchased work will be taken off the display once paid for, so we advise arriving early if you have your eye on something specific!
Into the Wild is an artist development programme devised by artist members of Chisenhale Studios. Now in its fourth year, this unique, free course supports and challenges artists in the early stages of their career by offering opportunities for creative development and by providing practical advice on how to survive and thrive in the world beyond art school. How to: create opportunities, get funding, write applications, work with galleries/curators, build audiences, work collectively, make your own art world, juggle things (metaphorically), stay confident, find spaces, expand networks, and be proactive.
Into the Wild is led by Louise Ashcroft and managed by Andrea Davidson. Through talks, workshops and mentoring by artists and key industry professionals, participants will be empowered to explore their practices and better understand the diversity of ways to succeed and flourish in their lives and work.
The course evolves every year and this year begins with a 2 day intensive on 3rd-4th December where participants will meet the team, eachother and the curators and explore their development needs for the programme. Also new this year, we have partnered with Art Map London and Grow Hackney(a bar / creative space in Hackney Wick). The taught course will run 15th January – 19th March 2018 on Mondays 11am – 5pm and will include inspiring and informative talks with invited guest speakers and Chisenhale Studio Artists. Following the course, participants will complete tailored research projects in association with an external organisation which will provide a context for developing new work. Throughout the year, two curators will meet regularly with participants to host crits and plan events/projects including a group show at Chisenhale Studios. Participants will also be matched with a relevant artist from the studios for a one-to-one mentoring session.
Here’s a cacophony of what our 2016-17 Wildies said they gained: “authentic methods of being an artist and sustaining your practice as a long term career”, “shone light on the (mysterious) professional aspects of the arts that are severely lacking in schools”, “helped me to plant the seeds for the next few projects I’m working on”, “put in touch with really interesting practitioners and organisations with talks of working together on something in the future”, “because of ITW I have a studio, close friends and lots of new artist friends”, “we were able to influence and shape the programme as we experienced it”, “the mix of schools and pedagogies made for fruitful conversation and debate”, “we have crits regularly, we go to see each other’s shows, we collaborate…my life is totally different now to when I started ITW”.
Background info: Chisenhale Studios is part of Chisenhale Art Place which occupies a unique position in London’s East End art community, providing a distinctive platform for local and international artists and audiences. Founded in 1980 by artists determined to find their own premises, Chisenhale Art Place now houses three flourishing and distinct initiatives: Chisenhale Dance Space, Chisenhale Gallery and Chisenhale Studios. The Studios provide affordable workspace to both established and emerging artists; their work promotes a wider understanding of a broad range of contemporary artistic practice through events, residencies and an award winning public programme of which ITW is part.
The fourteen artists selected for Into the Wild will be expected to participate fully, attending all scheduled sessions each Monday for eight weeks starting January 2018 and committing to involvement in events, learning activities and the residency through to late October 2018. There is no fee required to participate in or apply to Into the Wild. Into the Wild is supported by Arts Council England and the artists at Chisenhale Studios who each pay a levee and give their time.
Dates: Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December 2017 and Mondays between 15th January and 19th March 2018 (11am-5pm daily). Residencies will be in Spring 2018 – duration and location responding to each participant’s practice. The programme is based at Chisenhale Studios, Chisenhale Art Place, 64-84 Chisenhale Rd, London E3 5QZ but there will be occasional travel to other local sites.
Who can apply? Practicing artists based in England who have completed BA degree courses in the last one to three years (2015, 2016 and 2017 graduates) and are keen to explore practical and inspiring ideas to develop and sustain their careers. We will also consider artists who don’t have an arts BA but have undertaken an equivalent level of training/education and are at the same stage in their careers. We will not consider artists who have completed an MA. Please do not apply if you cannot commit to participating fully. We are looking for artists who are ambitious, open, questioning, and supportive of others.
Travel: To encourage non-London based artists to apply we offer a small travel bursary fund to artists travelling from beyond Greater London. Please state on your application if you would like to be considered for this.
How to apply: Written proposals for a place on the programme must be received by noon on 23rd October 2017.
To submit application please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission will ONLY be accepted in the following format:
Please combine all the information below into a single pdf, marked with your name at the top of the document and in the file name (i.e.firstnamelastnameITW.pdf). The PDF must not exceed 6 pages or 5MB file size. IT IS VITAL YOU SUBMIT ONLY ONE COMBINED DOCUMENT FULLY LABELLED. ONLY ONE DOCUMENT PER APPLICANT WILL BE READ.
1 A written proposal for a place on the programme answering the following three questions (one A4 page only, minimum font size 11):
1.1 Why do you want to do Chisenhale Studios’ Into the Wild programme?
1.2 Why is it important at this stage of your career?
1.3 Name 3 things you have done since you left college (art/life) that give us a sense of who you are and what you’re up to.
2 Current CV. No more than one A4 page giving relevant experience.
3 Supporting images/media. Text, media links and images from previous/current projects (or illustrations of ideas for development). No more than three A4 pages, with images saved at a low resolution. It may be useful to annotate documentation with captions to give context. We will only view/listen to one minute of media content, so if submitting sound/video please give extracts or note which part you want us to look at.
Applications must be received by 12noon on Monday 23rd October 2017.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified sometime that week and will then be asked to complete a creative task, before final selection is made by the panel.
At the completion of her six-week residency, Nicola Dale presents new work arising from her research into art historian Aby Warburg’s photographic collection at The Warburg Institute. Nicola has selected and abbreviated 89 images and translated them into an eight-metre mural, in turn to be used as a choreographic score by contemporary dancer Chloe Aliyanni.
Expanding ideas developed during past projects (at Manchester Central Library, Shanghai Library, the National Arts and Education Archive and the University of Manchester) Nicola has been using her Standpoint Futures residency to explore processes of accumulating and communicating knowledge.
The number of images Nicola has chosen corresponds to the amount of unfilled holes she found in one wall of her residency studio, which she catalogued obsessively when she arrived in London. This holey reliquary – of absent works by previous studio occupants – is playfully interpreted as a methodology for gathering new research content from the photographic collection; reflecting on the idiosyncratic logic of systems through which knowledge is manifested and spread by archival institutions.
Nicola’s wall drawing isolates diagrammatic fragments from the photographs, such as a tail, a fool’s ear, a poised hand or a grimace. By inviting a dancer to take this abbreviation-relay a stage further, through movement-based interpretations, Nicola’s interdisciplinary game of Chinese Whispers both refines the image to its gestural essence and further obscures its original intent. In an era where excessive access to information invites continual abbreviation and mediation (e.g. emojis and viral sharing) Nicola’s subversive library processes are particularly apposite, using analogue, embodied actions to destabilise content and create new streams of cognition.
The event will take place in our Studio4, on the first floor, 7-9pm on Thursday 22nd June.
More information on Nicola Dale and her residency can be found here
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.
- 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 email@example.com with PLL Award as the subject line.
- Describe your practice with reference to recent works (max 350 words)
- How does your practice relate to some of the themes and processes that Pete valued? (max 250 words).
- 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).
- 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
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:
- Proposal of project idea, including detail of information requested above. One or two A4 pages, minimum font size 11.
- Current CV. No more than two A4 pages giving current and relevant experience.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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