Visual Artist Residencies 2013
Project Ability are pleased to announce the artists selected for the Residency Programme 2013 are Ruth Ansell, Lea Cummings, Lorraine Hamilton, Nicola Henderson, Genevieve Kay-Gourlay and Jordan Kay and Linda Mahoney. Now in its fourth year, the residency is an initiative to support artists to develop their practice within a disability arts setting where artists are resident in Project Ability’s open studio for a short and intense working period of one month. The artists are provided with studio space, materials and professional development opportunities within the Project Ability community.
Ruth Ansell (May) is a textile designer and craft practitioner. She will use the residency to develop her techniques in photography, ink chromatography and light reflections applied to textile design. The residency will be focused on her interest in colour and textile recycling as well as sharing her extensive skill range with others.
Lorraine Hamilton (June) is a sculptor whose practice encompasses visual spectacle and tactility. During the residency she will undertake a sculptural exploration of the senses expanding on her interest in shared experience through art.
Genevieve Kay-Gourlay and Jordan Kay (July) are a sister and brother collaborative duo; they will use the residency as a context to explore their relationship as siblings and collaborators in an experimental idea exchange and coming together of two individual practices.
Lea Cummings (August) is an artist and musician who takes part in Project Ability’s ReConnect programme. Working in a wide range of practices including sound, performance, painting, animation and film, Lea will use the residency as a space for experimentation and exploration of maximalist pattern and colour.
Nicola Henderson (September) is a ceramist and aims to use the residency to experiment further with metamorphic open bowl forms, volcanic glazes as well as an investigation into the crossover between organic and decorative vessels with an in depth investigation into form.
Linda Mahoney (October) will use the residency to undertake a period of extensive research examining existential philosophical ideas about the construction of ‘self’ and the contemporary meaning of ‘self’ in the context of society constructs.
The artists will be exhibiting their new work in an exhibition at Project Ability Gallery in January 2014.
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