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Graduate Studio Award Scheme

The Lewisham Arthouse is an artist-run cooperative based in an Edwardian ex-library. We are a diverse community of artists with an ongoing commitment to supporting art-related activities. Located in Deptford we run 45 very affordable studios, a gallery, classes, workshops and events.

We are dedicated to being more than affordable studios. We foster diversity, community and an ongoing commitment to capacity building for artists. As a cooperative all our members take part in the running of classes, workshops, exhibitions/events and all other related aspects of running an arts centre.

Arthouse Graduate Studio Award 05 (2014) Luke Burton
Luke Burton, Hope to Hum Hum Hum, Still, HD Video 2014. Image courtesy the artist
(Above) Luke Burton, Hope to Hum Hum Hum, Still, HD Video 2014. Image courtesy the artist.

Congratulations to our next graduate studio holder Luke Burton, you can see more about his work below.

Luke Burton works across sculpture, video, and photography. He uses urban landscape and architecture as either a central protagonist or stage-like foil to explore Romantic artist positions, play and humour as a form of gentle dissidence, and the complexity of the decorative in contemporary culture.

The representation of the artist's hand is privileged across Luke's work, correlative to the indexing of human touch as both the figurative and literal embodiment of the creative act. He considers how this can be used alternately to create a sense of intimacy and estrangement; autonomy and contingency at the point of aesthetic reception.

Luke graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Sculpture in 2013. Recent exhibitions include An Uneventful Day, Carrol/Fletcher, London (2013); A Dense Glitter of Alternatives, Vitrine, London (2013), and Love/Architecture, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2013).

For further information and to contact Luke visit http://lukepburton.tumblr.com

 

Arthouse Graduate Studio Award 03 (continued)

Nicky's been rather busy during her short absence, she's been recently awarded a residency at Sample Studios in Cork, Ireland and is currently showing Cozmic Transmissions at the Drawing Project also in Ireland. Wishing you luck Nicky.

http://nickyteegan.tumblr.com

So its goodbye to Nicky and hello again to Ruth, who took time out to bring a new addition into her family - we're delighted she's back and raring to go. You would think, early motherhood would necessitate quiet time but she's been taking part in group shows and one off events including; From script to reading to exhibition to performance to print, Rowing, London, Archive This, Eastside Projects, Birmingham and Art, Politics and the Pamphleteer, People's History Museum, Manchester. Ruth will be with us until April 2014 so watch this space.

http://www.ruthbeale.net

After hosting the fantastic Co-op Salon event in March 2013, Ruth will be culminating her residency with publication and performance FFWD the Revolution.

FFWD the Revolution

Ruth Beale
Exhibition Date: 16 April 2014
Book Launch: 6 - 9pm, Tours: 8pm, 8.30pm
Ruth Beale, FFWD the Revolution, 2014 photo Simon Beesley
Ruth Beale, FFWD the Revolution, 2014 photo Simon Beesley
(Above) Ruth Beale, FFWD the Revolution, 2014; (Below) Ruth's accompanying publicsation, FFWD the Revolution (edition of 150), 2014,can be purchased from Lewisham Arthouse for £3.00 + P& P. Contact info@lewishamarthouse.org.uk. All photos Simon Beesley.  
Ruth's accompanying publicsation, FFWD the Revolution ( edition of 150), 2014,can be purchased from Lewisham Arthouse for £3.00 + P& P.
http://www.ruthbeale.net  After hosting the fantastic Co-op Salon event in March 2013, Ruth will be culminating her residency with publication and performance FFWD the Revolution.
(Above) image courtesy Lewisham Arthouse Archive

In the hundredth anniversary year of the opening of Deptford Central Library, a performative tour and publication by Ruth Beale will chart the the history of the building, the uses of each space, and the political ambitions of its occupants. Combining new writing and archive material, the work encounters presence and absence, ambition and legacy, from the Carnegie endowment to 75 years of public library service, from a brief occupation in the early 90s as a venue for raves to community protest, and the last 20 years' tenure as an artists' studio cooperative.

Ruth Beale is the current Graduate Studio Bursary Artist at Lewisham Arthouse.

Ruth's publication FFWD the Revolution, edition of 150, 2014, can be purchased from Lewisham Arthouse  £3.00 + P & P. To order a copy contact info@lewishamarthouse.org.uk

Book launch: 6-9pm

Tours: 8pm, 8.30pm

Tours are free but ticketed. To book a place click here

 

Ruth Beale, Performing Keywords as part of Words to be Spoken Aloud Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2013 Ruth Beale, Performing Keywords as part of Words to be Spoken Aloud Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2013

Ruth Beale, Performing Keywords as part of Words to be Spoken Aloud Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2013
Arthouse Graduate Studio Award 04 (2013) Nicky Teegan
 Nicky Teegan, Prayer Battery, 2012 (image courtesy the artist)
© Nicky Teegan, Prayer Battery, 2012 (image courtesy the artist)

Nicky Teegan's work is deals with fetishism, collecting and fanaticism. It specifically focuses on the fetishisation of everyday objects, outmoded technologies and found oddities and their subversion into devotional objects. It examines the function of these devotional objects and rituals and their purpose.  Underlying this, Teegans' work draws from dystopian science fiction and UFO cults, taking influence from texts by H.G Wells, J.G Ballard and William Gibson.

With this in mind objects, drawings, installations, videos and sound pieces are made and archived. The practice is a collection of handmade oddities and devotional objects, referencing films, books, music and everyday life.  The objects are built to serve a performative/ritualistic function, or as curiosities. Lo-fi and the handmade are essential elements of the work, understanding of material and format is imperative to the practice. Repetitive industrious methods such as weaving, repetitive drawing, sound looping, layering and photocopying are deployed. Audio pieces are developed through a laborious method of looping and layering, evoking elements of chanting and drone.

For further information and to contact Nicky Teegan visit www.nickyteegan.com

 

Arthouse Graduate Studio Award 03 (2012) Ruth Beale
© Ruth Beale, All The Libraries in London (wall detail)

Ruth Beale is the recipient of The Arthouse Studio Award for 2012-13.

The focus of Ruth Beale's work is often the relationship of culture to society, in particular the cultural representation and expression of political ideas. She is also interested in how the preservation and dissemination of ideas and objects impacts on what is valued and overlooked.

Taking an inquisitive stance, these interests are addressed collaboratively in themed discussions called Miss B's Salons, research projects, such as a catalogue of All the Libraries in London and performances such as Art for Virtue's Sake (ICA, London 2010), a lecture on the historical relationship between education and 'culture as a social project'.

Beale's practice also includes drawing, video work and the collection and the re-presentation of archive material. Current projects include a residency at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford, and a collaborative events project called 'Performance as Publishing'.

For further information and to contact Ruth Beale visit www.ruthbeale.net

 

Arthouse Graduate Studio Award 02 (2011) Candida Powell-Williams

Candida Powell-Williams, Chunk of Sky, 2010

Candida Powell-Williams received The Arthouse Studio Award for 2011-12. Candida graduated from MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2011 and began her studio residency in November 2011.

You can find more information about her work and what she's up to whilst at the Arthouse on her website: www.candidapowell-williams.com/News.html

Below are details of Candida's forthcoming event at Lewisham Arthouse on Thursday 24 May 2012, 10am-10pm

A series of performances linking Artists, Musicians and Poets who unite to investigate the relationship between everyday life in the city and our collective consciousness.   Expect bold, experimental, improvised and anarchic performances.   Form and content have been pushed together an experimental structure. Each participant has provided the following with a word/object/sound or image stimulus. This chain has driven their collective responses together in a stream of collective conciousness.   Details to follow in May.   Candida Powell-Williams received The Arthouse Studio Award for 2011-12. Candida graduated from MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2011 and began her studio residency in November 2011. You can find more information about her work and what she's up to whilst at the Arthouse on her website: www.candidapowell-williams.com/News.html

A series of performances linking Artists, Musicians and Poets who unite to investigate the relationship between everyday life in the city and our collective consciousness.

Expect bold, experimental, improvised and anarchic performances.

Form and content have been pushed together an experimental structure. Each participant has provided the following with a word/object/sound or image stimulus. This chain has driven their collective responses together in a stream of collective conciousness.

 

Arthouse Graduate Studio Award 01 (2010) Natasha Rosling

 
Natasha Rosling, LAM LAM IG POMF, Testing Grounds ( video still), South Hill Park, Bracknell 2011

Natasha Rosling studied Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and Design, and MA fine art at the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam, she is also part of the contemporary art and research platform Vision Forum. You can see more of Natasha's work and activities at her website www.natasharosling.com

 

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