Artist Residency Future Worlds

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

We are looking for a pro-active artist to create a small, pop-up experience in our Active Space and develop a response to the forthcoming David Blandy exhibition, Atomic Light.

This is an open-access encounter, where the public are invited to explore your practice and your response to Atomic Light. Visitors can take part in different ways – through conversations, responding to resources, listening to presentations and handling materials through workshops.

A willingness to engage and share your work with audiences is essential. This project aims to foster discussion and play, as well as explore ideas connected to David Blandy’s work, your personal practice and audience’s experiences.

Here at JHG:

We run regular family-friendly workshops on Saturdays between 11AM –1PM and JHG Collective between 2:30PM – 4:30PM on alternate Saturdays. If your project happens when JHG Collective are here, you will be asked to explain your work to the group, engage with them and support their ongoing project. 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 10AM – 5.30PM Monday – Saturday (the gallery is open to the public from 11AM to 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 the 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 drop in workshop between 11am-1pm on Saturday.
  • Potentially assisting, supporting and encouraging the youth group.
  • 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 the gallery.


£1600 (£320 per day x 5 days) plus materials & travel.

Please email Lynne [email protected] a short introduction outlining your practice, how you would benefit from the residency, how your work can benefit public engagement, and your availability by 9AM on Wednesday 15 February 2023.


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