I have been sharing a studio with two other artists since 2008 – after leaving Slade. One is Tessa Payne www.tessapayne.co.uk a friend since 2000 when we did our Foundation together at Winchester School of Art. The space has always been divided into 3. However, we recently heard our third member was leaving and since the academic holidays are coming up soon, I have decided to take on the extra space until the autumn. This will give me more space and flexibility to make work over the summer and it is also good timing for the studio visits by the group of mentors.
Another mentor confirmed date: PEER’s Gemma Lloyd
I have visited Peer www.peeruk.org in Hoxton a lot over the past year, and loved the show my friend Sarah Bowker-Jones www.bowker-jones.com was in last summer «A«TriLick with Caroline Achaintre and George Young.
Gemma Lloyd , Peer’s General Manager and curator is my second confirmed date for a mentoring session in late June, which is great.
These images are installation shots of the collaborative project which Sarah Bowker-Jones and myself worked on during 2012 – Temporary Surfaces – our exhibition was in Nottingham. The work was made during a dialogue we continually had throughout the process with the aim of the duo show. You can see more about the project at http://temporarysurfaces.blogspot.co.uk
A further Re:view date booked in : Hilary Crisp – Director of Hilary Crisp Gallery
I am also pleased to share that Hilary Crisp of Hilary Crisp Gallery www.hilarycrisp.com will be making a studio visit as part of the bursary in a couple of weeks (late May). I first visited Hilary’s gallery when a friend was part of an exhibition – Boomerang – in the gallery’s inaugural year in 2011. It is on Whitechurch Lane near Whitechapel Gallery in a converted office which feels like a warehouse with Art Deco windows. I was really impressed by the work in that show along with some others I’ve seen there. I’m looking forward to meeting with Hilary and the other meetings which have now all coincidentally been arranged in close proximity to one another – it’ll be great.