Artists in Residence (AIR) is an exciting showcase of new art work and projects by 12 artists who met whilst studying for an Artist in Residence Award in association with ArtyBird and Morley College. The exhibition aims to demystify and raise public awareness about what it is to be an Artist in Residence by showing how the participating artists approach working within the public arena and how their work and related activities can benefit the local community and beyond.
Focusing on the artist's own practice and its relationship to project proposal and development, the exhibition promotes the importance and benefit of the role of the Artist within the community, covering a breadth of artistic practices and projects that include painting, drawing, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, animation, performance and installation art.
The exhibition provides opportunities for the public to directly engage with the artwork and with the artists and to acquire new skills, through participation in artist-led workshops to be held in the gallery throughout the exhibition (contact the gallery for details).
Initiated and curated by Veronique Chance, artist and AIR Project Mentor, this exhibition is an independent step forward for these artists who, having completed the Artist in Residence Award, have the opportunity to showcase their work and to reflect on their professional artistic practice.