Curious Projects opened affordable studios for artists in Eastbourne in January 2015. More than just working spaces, we aim to create a platform for fostering collaboration, encouraging mutual support, and the cross-pollination of ideas across artistic disciplines.
As part of this aspiration, one of the studios is kept as a temporary residency space in which selected artists at any stage of their careers will come to work on a specific project for a short period of time. Their working process will be documented and kept as an archive of their time at Curious Projects; and their work will culminate in a well-publicised exhibition marking the end of the residency. We hope that this format will be useful in providing focus and a framework for artists interested in making their work and working process more public. We are particularly keen to support work that could provide fuel for discussions on the interplay (or perhaps disjunction) between making and thinking.
Alice Lunt (http://walkintomyparlour.com) is the first artist in residence at Curious Projects and we look forward to following the development of her work in the space.