Artist Residency Silences and Stories

Photo: Nosa Malcolm

Calling all artists, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Are you interested in engaging visitors and developing your practice?

Please submit your CV and a short statement on why you would like this opportunity to [email protected] by 12 January 2024.

We are looking for a self-motivated artist to create a mini pop-up experience in our Active Space and develop a response to the forthcoming Pia Arke exhibition, working for one week between the 6–25 March 2024.

In February 2024, we are excited to present the first major survey of Danish-Greenlandic artist Pia Arke (1958-2007) outside of Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), and the Nordic countries.

Silences and Stories includes photography, film, sculpture, performance, writing and rare material, amassed from a range of key collections, archives and individuals throughout Scandinavia and Greenland.

This residency is an open access encounter, where the public are invited to explore your practice and your response to Pia Arke’s work. Visitors can take part in different ways, for example – through conversations, responding to resources, listening to presentations and handling materials through workshops.

A willingness to engage and share your work with the audience is essential. This project aims to foster discussion, play and an exploration of ideas connected to Pia Arke’s work, your personal practice and audience experiences.

Here at John Hansard Gallery

We run regular family- friendly workshops on Saturdays between 11am – 1pm, and JHG Collective between 2.30pm – 4.30pm on alternate Saturdays. We also host a regular Wednesday afternoon art group with Southampton Winchester Visitor Group. If your project happens when these groups are at the Gallery, you will be asked to explain your work to the group, engage with them and support their ongoing projects. These sessions will be accompanied by a member of JHG Engagement team.

The doors of the Active Space will remain open to allow the audience of the exhibition full access to the space. You will be encouraged to interact with the public and answer any questions they may have about your practice. If you require assistance developing questions for the public to access your artwork, we can provide help where needed.  Encounters could be drop-in and we may have timed visits from schools, community groups and or colleges.

You will have access to the space between Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5.30pm (the Gallery is open to the public from 11am – 5pm).

We will be documenting the duration of your stay, either in house or with a professional photographer. We ask that the work you produce during this residency culminates to a point where it can be left in the space open to the public.

Throughout your residency, we would expect regular interaction with our social media outlets. This can be done through the Engagement team at John Hansard Gallery.

Working within the Active Space to develop your practice in response to our current exhibitions.

Providing the public with access to the space for exploration.

Answering questions about your practice.

Developing work that can be presented within the space for the public to see/ experience/ participate in.

Leading a family friendly workshop on a Saturday at John Hansard Gallery.

Potentially assisting, supporting and encouraging the youth group and or SWVG.

Devising experiments for the public to engage with, or to visually see your practice in the making.

We encourage applicants who live or work within a 40-mile radius of John Hansard Gallery.

£1600 (£320 per day for 5 days) plus materials and travel.

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