2012 artists selected
Since 2005 Yorkshire Artspace has delivered an ambitious artists' residency programme, offering selected artists access to space, time and money to develop their ideas and/or create a new body of work. The programme enabled us to work in close collaboration with partner organisations with whom we devise a range of complementary activities to enable public access, community engagement and artist professional development. Through this programme Yorkshire Artspace has been able to raise its organisational profile regionally, nationally and internationally.
We started our brand new programme in January 2011, supported by Arts Council England - Yorkshire, Foyle Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Since then we have selected artists to undertake residencies in the Manor and Parson Cross neighborhoods of Sheffield where our neighbourhood studios are located. The residency programme is closely linked to the starter studio programmes at the new studio sites.
Manor Oaks Residency for Ceramicists
The studios in the Manor area of Sheffield were completed in August 2010 and consist of 4 large studios, one of which houses our new starter studio programme for emerging ceramicists. We selected Edinburgh based artist/ceramicist Frances Priest for our first residenc. Frances' residency is documented on the residency journal blog page of the website and you can download a text written by Dr Becky Shaw from the right hand side of this page.
On 24th November we selected artist Edith Garcia to undertake the 2012 Manor Oaks residency. Edith completed her residency in February 2013 and currently shows the work she developed whilst in residence at MADE North Gallery at Yorkshire Artspace. This new body of work entitled: One Will Devour the Other is featured alongside the work of other prominent ceramic artists in the exhibition 'Stories in the Making' that runs from 31 January to 28th March 2013. For details visit the exhibitions page.
In March this year we will announce our artist in residence at Manor Oaks Studios for 2013.
Parson Cross Residency for Engaged Practice
The studios in the Parson Cross area of Sheffield had their official opening in Dec 2011. The studios are located in SOAR Works an enterprise centre with mixed use office/light industrial spaces. Yorkshire Artspace will manage up to 9 of the units as artists studio spaces, one of which is the Starter Stduio unit for Engaged Practice whcih offers shared space for up to 4 early career stage artists each year who are interested in developing thier socially engaged practice. More info on our Starter Studio page.
For the first ever residency in Parson Cross we selected Glasgow based artist Lisa Gallacher who worked in the area during the course of 2011/12. This intimate project saw Lisa work with 10 Parson Cross residents to “collaboratively develop a collection of garments that function as a portrait of the place and its people” Read more about Lisa's residency on our Residency Journal section of this website. You can also download a text written by Fiona Jardine from the right hand side of this page.
Also in 2011/12 we worked with THE COLLABORATORS artists Steve Pool & Kate Genever. Originally appointed to undertake a commission linked to the new public square we extended their commission to enable them to further extend their reserach and work in response to Parson Cross neighbourhod. Their project is also docuemnted on the Residency Journal section of this website. A text written by David Gliibert can be downloaded from right hand side of this page.
In 2012 we selected Ania Bas to undertake the residency at SOAR Works and in the neighbourhood of Parson Cross. Ania worked with us to explore the role of the studios within the area and enable the community to engage with this new building in the heart of their community. Her regular blog updates can be found in the residency journal pages. A text wirtten by Claudia Zeiske can be downloaded.
We have produced a publication Refelections: 3 years of placing artists in neighbourhoods marking the end of the period supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. It mainly on our work in Parson Cross but also features some of the engagement activity which has taken place in Manor. It can be downloaded from the drop-down menu on the right hand side of this page. All our other residencies have been docuemtned and publications produced to date can also be downloaded here. Hard copies can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org (please note there may be a charge to cover postage).
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