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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.

Continuing our commitment to support emerging talent, we announce the 5th round of our Graduate Studio Award Scheme.

We are inviting recent London-based fine or applied arts graduates to apply. The award offers a free 200 sq ft studio for 8-months (commencing May 2014), culminating with an exhibition/project in our gallery, the successful applicant is encouraged to participate in our lively artistic community.

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From us:

* The studio is offered free of charge

* A free show in our gallery

* A review or health check after 3 months

* A dedicated graduate facilitator

From the Graduate:

* One project in collaboration with the membership

* Final show/project in our gallery

* Graduate review document

* Graduate on selection panel

Application procedure:

* A statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your practice and areas of interest and an indication of how you wish to use this opportunity. This may involve responding to our organisation, the community or the locality.

* CV (no more than 2 sides of A4)

* Equal opportunities form (download here)

* CD with up to ten images or for time-based work DVD (pieces or excerpts should be no longer than 5 minutes).

* Corresponding list of titles, media and dimensions should be included (please do not send originals).

* One reference

Eligibility:

Applicants should be London based MA or BA level, applying within two years of graduation Deadline Friday 19th April.

Interviews: Friday 25th April 2014

Please send your applications to: Graduate Studio Scheme, Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PD

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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
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.

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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