As my work continues to develop, I’ve been fortunate to recently receive funding for two large projects. Firstly, funding has been awarded by ACE for the Returns project to run a year-long artist residency, publication, exhibition, and public engagement series in partnership with Airspace Gallery. The project explores the post-industrial site of the abandoned Spode Factory in Stoke-on-Trent, its locality and connected issues/methods around ceramics in the widest form. Returns is comprised of myself and fellow artists, Andrew Brown, Joanne Lee, and Christine Stevens. It is an established collective of artists working in diverse media (photo, walking, audio, drawing, installation, clay, painting) who have sustained a dialogue across the last 3 years.
Secondly, funding has received by ACE and artsNK to Andrew Bracey and myself for our joint project Bummock: New Artistic Responses to Unseen Parts of the Tennyson Research Centre. Andrew Bracey, myself and invited third artist Sarah Bennett will be working as artists in residence within the Tennyson Research Centre (TRC) over the course of the next 3 years. This funding will support the residency, public engagement (talks & workshops), a publicly-sited exhibition half way through and a summative gallery exhibition and publication. Through this 3-year residency in the TRC we will create artistic responses to lessor known or unseen parts of the archive to generate new readings and artworks.
Connected as a sister project is upcoming exhibition Bummock: The Lace Archive at Backlit Gallery from the 26th January (opening event that night) – 18th February, 2018.
Read Danica’s original interview with CVAN EM here.