Artcore’s ‘Home’ residency will ask artists to consider the complex meaning of home and the essential importance of place to human psychology, to look at the politics of the concept of 'home', homelessness, refugeeism and migration, and to explore what the future of home might be.
Residency: 12 September – 14 November 2019 Exhibition: 20 November – 4 December 2019 Deadline – Please send your submissions by midnight on Thursday 29 August
You will be asked to provide: • A proposal telling us about how you plan to respond to the residency theme, why you would like to take part in this residency, and what you would like to achieve through it, both artistically and in terms of your development as an artist • A statement describing your practice, materials and methods of working • Curriculum Vitae if you have one • Visual material directly relating to the proposal such as previous or proposed art work
We are offering each artist: • An Artist bursary of £800 for exhibition ready work • A studio space for the duration of the residency • An opportunity to exhibit the work produced during the residency • Artist blog • A chance to deliver artist talks • Mentoring support throughout the residency • E Catalogue • An option to deliver workshops or participatory projects • Publicity and marketing support
We would anticipate the artists being present at Artcore for at least three days each week through the residency period. There is no additional budget for travel and accommodation, so ideally artists should live within a reasonable travelling distance of Derby, or be able to base themselves in Derby for the residency period.
We expect to retain a selection of the artworks produced during the residency to be part of Artcore collection.
'I am a professional freelance artist & a proud member of the Association of Animal Artists. I work from my bright studio on the 4th floor of Banks Mill in the heart of Derby, UK.
I specialise in highly detailed, lively, colourful, modern paintings. I use a unique style of painting with acrylic paint on canvas, using the paint both densely & in washes of colour. Working from photographs, I create a contemporary interpretation of my subjects.
My portraits are created on a commission basis by working closely with my clients to create a bespoke work of art to treasure.
My animal art is my own creative works inspired by the variety & detail in nature itself. The Original artworks, Prints, Greeting Cards and Homewares can be purchased from my stockists, events & from my website online shop.
I geniunely feel blessed to be doing a job that I love,it feeds the soul to know that customers love the art I create!'
We love having Sarah's work in our shop, and we hope you'll come by and have a look whilst sipping on a cup of tea!
Our building at Osnabruck Square is being filled with beautiful works of art by local creators for you to purchase from our Craftcore shop!
Meet one of those creators, Jane Bevan, who uses natural materials to create her work.
'I am a collector and artist with a passion for English woodlands. Walking in Derbyshire, I gather eye catching, natural materials to transform into artworks.
The thorns, bark, feathers and acorn cups which are my treasured, seasonal finds, are chosen for their imperfections and irregularities. The materials are hand-stitched, tied and assembled into vessels, sculptures and collage.'
Find Jane online at: www.janebevan.co.uk Instagram:@janebevan01 Facebook: janebevanforager Twitter: @janebevan01
We're definitely excited to have her work at our Craftcore shop, and hope you pop by to have a look! ... See MoreSee Less