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 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 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.
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


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.


Without Walls 2016 – Another collaboration, Another success

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


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.






An early evening event with artist Jeremy Hutchison – 20th October, 6-8pm

13 October, 2016  |  Public Programme, Talks & Events

taskrabbitImage copyright the artist: Task Rabbit worker Sakti N.

in heaven people play peacefully sometimes people helping each other love making and working together peacefully

A performance (with informal labourers and 4-channel surround sound)

Task Rabbit is an app that allows people to outsource part-time jobs, or tasks. The company proposes “We do chores. You live life.” Tasks commonly include cleaning, walking dogs, building furniture and waiting in queues. Workers are able to fit their work to their lifestyle; working when they want, where they want. The apparent freedom offered by employment platforms of this kind has seen their popularity explode. But as the workforce has inflated, so an increasing dissatisfaction has appeared with the terms of employment. The alienation hovering beneath the surface of this labour model is becoming manifest in lawsuits, class actions and strikes.

Over the past few months, Jeremy Hutchison has used the Task Rabbit app to employ groups of micro-labourers in his studio. Rather than walking dogs, they have been tasked to imagine ways in which solidarity might be applied to their fragmented labour conditions. In a recent example, he assembled four workers for an interview. This interview operated within the conditions of a verbal game, which required the four workers to respond as if they were a single subjectivity.

For this durational performance elements of this research will be presented, while the group will rehearse new manifestations of solidarity between labour, bodies and space.

Where: Studio4, 1st floor @ Chisenhale Studios.
Cost/Booking: Free, drop-in, 6-8pm 20th Oct

This event is part of our Without Walls programme.

Running at the same is an open studio with Seth Pimlott, recipient of the current Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award. This takes place across the hall in Studio 3.

Grey Market: Sunday 16th Oct 2-4pm

Grey Market: Sunday 16th Oct 2-4pm

13 October, 2016  |  Public Programme, Talks & Events


Byzantia Harlow will be showing her first film, Grey Market, on Sunday 16th October, from 2-4pm.

Grey Market is the culmination of her two month residency in our Studio4 and includes footage from Grey Market Call performance which took place during the residency. It will be shown on loop within the installation created for the performance, so drop in anytime from 2-4pm.

The  installation is part of Without Walls 2016, which celebrates and presents work made collaboratively between artists and between artists & participants.  The full programme can be found here and other drop-in events you might enjoy include Open Studio with Seth Pimlott, new work by Jeremy Hutchison and a special evening performance with Rebecca Glover & Fritha Jenkins.



Photography exhibition by Victoria Park Photography Group – 22 & 23 October, 1pm – 5pm


See a display of new work that incorporates elements of the Park, by local amateur photographers.Meet the group and learn about their inspiration.
Where: Education Room, Ground floor @ Studios.
Cost/Booking: Free, drop-in.

This event is part of our Without Walls programme taking place throughout Chisenhale Art Place.  Please see the full programme here


URBANIA: An illustrated talk with photographer James Fell – 20th October, 10.30am – 12noon

3 October, 2016  |  Featured, Public Programme, Talks & Events


Come and see beautiful and inspiring photographs by James Fell, who never had a chance to explore photography until his 80s. His unstoppable enthusiasm and zest for life now takes him backstage at fashion shows and onto the streets to document the styles and characters that make up the life of London, Brighton and Cambridge.

James will be in conversation with artist photographer Alina Kisina who is based at Chisenhale Studios.

Refreshments will be available after the talk.
Where: Education Room, Ground floor@ Studios
Free to attend, no booking required. 


If attending this event, why not come by a little earlier and visit the current exhibition by Peter Wächtlerat Chisenhale Gallery.  They’ll be open extra early from 9 – 10.30am. Coffee and cakes will be generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute!