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- Land Securities Studio Residencies
- Crisis Studio Award, SE1 Studios
- Graduate Residency Studio Award, SE1 Studios
- Balfron Tower Artist in Residence Flat, LiveWork Scheme
Bow Arts currently hosts and self funds a number of residency awards for artists:
We are proud to be hosting the recently relaunched Land Securities Graduate Studio Award at P1 Studios. This two year programme provides three recently graduated artists with a substantial studio space for a year, rent free. This allows the artists the freedom to concentrate fully on their studio practice and represents a wonderful opportunity for artists at this stage of their emerging artist career.
The recipients of the award for 2011 are Ali Kazaam, Ella MacCartney and Jackson Sprague.
Also at our SE1 Studio site, this award, run in association with the homeless charity Crisis, provides one fine artist and one craft based artist with rent free studio space for one year each. The artists are also supported by Crisis in making the transition from vulnerable housing to a more stable economic life. The residency will be supported jointly by Bow Arts and Crisis with exhibition opportunities at the SE1 site.
Coinciding with the opening of our SE1 Studio site in summer 2010, this award created two six month residencies for two recent graduates. They were awarded with rent free 250 square foot studio spaces for 12 months.
The 2010 winners were chosen by Marcel Baettig (Director of Bow Arts Trust), Myriam Blundell (Bow Arts Trust Trustee, independent curator and Chair of the International Collectors Forum at the Contemporary Arts Society) and Sarah Elson (art historian, curator and collector).
The winners were:
Chloe Ostmo completed a BA in Dance and Visual Art at Brighton and has just finished an MA in Fine Art at the Slade. Working predominantly with photography and film, she investigates the negotiations involved in representing both a three-dimensional original event or object and it's two-dimensional copy. She is interested in the potential of the photographic print as a complex ‘material’ that has the ability to confront the viewer as an object in the present as much as it operates as an image of a past event.
Sophie Hoyle graduated in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, CSM 2010, and has a background in Human Geography (BA, UCL 2009). Her work is concerned with the urban environment, both physical and social. She is interested in how we experience, think about and represent cities, and how people perceive and describe the spaces in which they live. Her practice encompasses printmaking, sculpture, installation and film-making. e SE1 site.
Between 2008 and 2010 Bow Arts ran a series of artist in residence projects from one of our Live Work flats in the iconic Balfron Tower. These residencies were focused on strong community engagement and produced some major work – Simon Terrill’s ‘Balfron Project’ created a large scale group portrait of the tower block’s residents, following consultation with the residents.