AIR 3 is the third in an exciting showcase of new art work and projects by a group of artists who met whilst studying for an online Artist in Residence Award in association with 'ArtyBird' and Morley College, London.
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 wider community, covering a breadth of artistic practices and projects that explore the interdisciplinary nature of painting, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, photography, performance and installation art.
The exhibition provides opportunities for the public to directly engage with the artwork and with the artists whose residency projects and proposals will available and to hand throughout the exhibition.
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.
Morley College is now recruiting new students for the next AIR course, due to start in January 2010.