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Monya Riachi – Graduate Award Scheme winner

30th January

Monya Riachi is an interdisciplinary artist. Her practice is material driven and research-led and centers matter as a site of meaning, narrative and archive. She works across a range of
mediums including sculpture, installation, moving image, sound and writing. Born and raisedlain Lebanon before moving to the United Kingdom in 2013, her practice explores themes
around loss, ecological transformation, the governance of time and the politics of land. Drawn to materials that are at risk or under threat, she works in attunement with matter’s agency and temporality, guided by Karen Barad’s theory of agential realism – where matter is generative in bringing forth [new matter and] new worlds.

Monya is based London and works between the United Kingdom and Lebanon. She holds an MFA with distinction from Glasgow School of Art and has a prior background in architecture. Her work has been exhibited in Glasgow, Beirut and London. She was awarded a Material Futures residency at Cove Park in 2023 and completed a residency with Ashkal Alwan Beirut in 2022. She is the 2024 recipient of the Lewisham Arthouse Graduate Award.


New Studio available!

Studios Available at The Lewisham Arthouse

Studio F21.
Permanent studio space 153.1 sq ft at £98.24 per month, available from 1st February 2024
This space is in a separate room shared with another member on the first floor with natural light and a door.

Application deadline 5th January 2024 by 6pm.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview shortly after this date.
Please check junk/spam mailbox in the event of being contacted for interview.
Interviews will be held week commencing 14th January 2024 from 6.30pm onwards via Zoom.

Lewisham Arthouse is pleased to announce that we have a new permanent studio available from the start of February 2024. We are an artist run cooperative based in the old Deptford library on Lewisham Way. Studio rent includes electricity, water, building insurance and service charges. Access to WiFi and an outdoor working area is also available.

Besides paying rent studio members are required to contribute at least 5 work hours per month in support of Lewisham Arthouse. These work hours provide staffing for our Learning, Exhibition and Events programmes as well as the running of the building and keep both the studio rents and facilities affordable. Roles are hands-on and include; working on the rolling program of exhibitions and events, fundraising, implementing education programmes, PR, health and safety and building maintenance. It’s a great way to gain professional skills and valuable experience of working within an active and friendly community organisation. Studio membership is allocated according to artistic consistency, the qualities a candidate can offer the working cooperative, a positive attitude and a commitment to be present in Lewisham Arthouse for a minimum amount of time each month. We are an equal opportunities group and will endeavour to meet each individual’s needs as much as possible.

If you are interested in joining The Lewisham Arthouse Studio Cooperative please do send an application in. Below is the information that we require in the application. Please apply either over email to studios@lewishamarthouse.org.uk or by post to:
The Lewisham Arthouse
FAO Allocations
140 Lewisham Way
London
SE14 6PD

Application procedure:
* A statement (no more than 200 words) outlining your practice and areas of interest and an indication of how you wish to use this opportunity
*A statement (no more than 150 words) highlighting what you could contribute and how the cooperative would work for you.
* Artists CV (no more than 2 sides of A4)
* Equal-Opportunities-Form-2022

* CD or files with up to ten images or for time-based work DVD (pieces or excerpts should be no longer than 5 minutes). If you are sending over email where possible please keep the files to a reasonable size. We will accept whatever format is easiest for you to render the work in. If We transfer can be avoided that would be great as it sets a limit on the duration of time the images can be viewed.
* Corresponding list of titles, media and dimensions should be included.
* Two details of references academic or personal who we can contact if your application is successful

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive we will not be contacting those who are not shortlisted and will be unable to offer feedback. For the same reason we are also unable to organise viewings prior to the interview.

If you have any queries regarding your application please contact us at studios@lewishamarthouse.org.uk and we will respond as soon possible