An early evening event with artists Seth Pimlott and Jeremy Hutchison – 20th October, 6-8pm


Open Studio with Seth Pimlott, recipient of the Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award. Recently completing his MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, Seth’s work involves developing narratives with different groups – musicians, actors and children, for example. See some of his completed films and new work in progress.
Where:Studio 3, 1st Floor @ Studios.
Cost/Booking:Free, drop-in.




Jeremy Hutchison:  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.

15 mins, continuous loop.

Where: Studio 4, 1st Floor @ Studios.

Cost/Booking: Free, drop-in.

These events are part of our Without Walls programme taking place throughout Chisenhale Art Place.  Please see the full programme here


Standpoint Futures: A new Residency Collaboration


Standpoint Futures: A new Residency Collaboration

We’re delighted to announce a new collaboration that will see the Standpoint Futures Residencies taking place in our Studio4 in 2017. This will replace our existing residency programme for the time being.

Standpoint Futures is a residency programme for UK artists based outside Greater London, providing bespoke, high calibre opportunities for discussion and interaction with the London art world.  These visual art development residencies are for emerging/mid career artists and 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 integrate London and the regional UK art world to promote access and the exchange of ideas.

Residencies are 6 weeks long and will run from mid-January to August 2017. We will be selecting three artists: two from England, one from Wales. One residency is designated for an ‘early career’ artist.

Artists receive: studio, accommodation, significant mentoring and development, plus modest per diem & travel allowance. Application process opens 1st August, and the deadline for applications is Tuesday 6 September. Interviews will be here at Chisenhale Studios on Tuesday 4 October

There is an application fee of  £16.00, which helps covers the cost of the selection process.

For information and application details please visit: 

or contact

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Summer Residencies in Studio4

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Image:Shelley, Curtis & Butt, installation, 2016.

Our Studio4 Summer Residencies have been selected. Throughout July, three artists from Wimbledon MFA – Anna Shelley, Daniel Curtis and Molly Rose Butt – will be working collaboratively to explore the composite possibilities of their practices by remixing fragments of images, objects and ideas through a series of material-based conversations and participatory walks. During August and September, Byzantia Harlow will be developing her research into local street markets, extending her practice of aesthetically intervening in and gleaning from these spaces, by focusing on the language and communication devices used there.

byzantia harlowImage:Byzantia Harlow, Spirit Line, 2016 (participatory installation).


Studio4 Residencies: Summer and Winter 2016

We are inviting proposals for two Studio4 Residencies at Chisenhale Studios. The first residency is very soon, running from July through September 2016.  The second will run from 1st November to mid-January 2017, though there may be some flexibility on the end date.

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 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.

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!). The Winter residency will require flexibility, as we’re starting a new programme which will likely start in January and the exact date is not yet known – so tell us what’s ideal for you and we’ll try to accommodate.

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 on our website for previous residencies and events taking place in our project space.

Applications are due by 12 noon 2nd June 2016. Interviews for short-listed applicants will be held as soon as possible after that date, likely the 13th or 14th June.

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.

Submissions and queries to


Winner of the Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award 2016/17 Announced: Seth Pimlott

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A filmmaker whose work seeks to develop narratives with different groups, Seth Pimlott explores marginal identities and ideas around altered states of consciousness. He often devises workshops, leading projects around what he terms ‘a kind of imaginative play’. This approach allows individuals to open up about themselves and their experiences in ways they may not in more conventional settings. An eye for the theatricality of everyday life connects Pimlott’s practice with that of Pete Lloyd Lewis’, the artist which the award commemorates.

The studio award will enable Pimlott to maintain artistic momentum following the completion of his MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in June 2016. Crucially it also provides an opportunity to work alongside Chisenhale Studios’ vibrant community of artists, as well as take his work to a new public audience. Pimlott intends to continue developing projects with small communities, using his studio as a base for exploring these relationships and for creating his sculpture/sets. We very much look forward to working with Pimlott and taking part in the screenings, talks and workshops he plans to organise here.



Callout: Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award

29 February, 2016  |  Public Programme, Residencies + Studio4

We are currently seeking applications for the Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award, which offers a free studio to one artist for one year from 1st June 2016.  The Award commemorates the work and life of Pete Lloyd Lewis, an artist and founding member of Chisenhale Art Place which encompasses Chisenhale Studios. Now in its third year, the award is open to applications from 2015 and 2016 Fine Art MA/MFA graduates.

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, through occasional public facing activities.

The studio itself is:

  • 520 sq ft.
  • 1st floor, 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

  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)Pete Lloyd Lewis Cry

Deadline for applications is 12 noon, Monday 21st March 2016.

A shortlist of applicants will be made, with interviews held 11th April (tbc). 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


Into the Wild Residency: Studio4

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Into the Wild participants (2015-16) are undertaking a three month group residency in Studio4. During March, April and May, the 14 artists will develop collaborative and independent work, test ideas and share processes through public events. They will additionally receive mentoring, curatorial and practical support to develop new opportunities to present work and reach new audiences. We are fortunate to have two emerging curators joining the team: Bar Yerushalmi and Emma Warburton.  Prior to this residency, participants attended an 8-week taught course (1 full day per week) covering practical subjects such as audience development, fundraising and ways of working.

Into the Wild is a free professional development programme for 14 selected recent BA graduates, designed and taught by Chisenhale Studio artists alongside a team of successful visiting artists and curators. Now in its second year, the course aims to offer support and inspiration to artists in the early stages of their career and in need of practical advice on how to survive and thrive beyond art school. The course has had an empowering effect on its participants’ confidence and practice. Since joining the programme, Into the Wild artists have been prolific in their achievements; from winning major awards and scholarships, to taking part in international exhibitions and residencies. Many have founded galleries and collectives, several have been awarded places at top postgraduate universities and one is even starring as the leading character in an Indian zombie movie!

Into the Wild Artists 2015-16:
Arzu Altin, Leena Chauhan, Jennifer Farrow Moore, John Fletcher,Tom James, Mark Lewis, Karanjit Panesar, Jack Otway, Sarah Roberts, Rebecca Sangster, Nikita Shergill, Gabriella Sonabend, Dickie Webb and Tascha Young

Guest Speakers:
Judith Carlton (CGP), Vanessa Carlos (Carlos|Ishikawa), Michaela Crimmin (Culture+Conflict), Doug Fishbone (Artist), Justin Hammond (Curator, Art Catlin), Belinda Holden (Futurecity), Dunya Kalantery (Independent Curator, The Function Room), Charlie Levine (Independent Curator, Sluice Art Fair), Sally O’Reilly (Artist & Writer), and Nikki Tomlinson (Artsadmin)

Speakers from Chisenhale Studios:
Shezad Dawood, Rebecca Glover, Ingrid Kerma, Kate Hardy, Tim Knowles, Richard Layzell, Nadine Mahoney, Zoe Mendelson, Alicia Paz and Sarah Kate Wilson.

Into the Wild is supported by Arts Council England and the artists at Chisenhale Studios.


Studio 4 Artist in Residence Joey Ryken presents ///¡Disco Mômo!///


Disco Momo Poster print


Disco Mômo is an open studio event following Joey Ryken’s recent residency at Chisenhale Studios during which he and his collaborator Boricua Octoplasmites (De Nada Unidos) have developed interactive sculptures, or ‘spectacular organs’, as part of their ongoing para-discotheque Disco Mômo; using embodied technologies to affect social reality in experimental ways.
Come measure the action and intensity with your own