Following the success of DIG in 2018 we again worked with artist curators Sam Hall and Janey Carline of Everyone's an Artist to host SWIM, a two day performance event in Oxford over the weekend of May 11th & 12th 2019.
Artists responded to the river and made exploratory work on the banks of the River Thames in East Oxford. Audience came to meet them as they worked and watched scheduled performances from 3pm each afternoon.
The event was part of the Garden of Mystery and Suspense for Artweeks and was open to the general public.
Participant artists :
Lottie Candy, Clare Carswell, Phoebe Curry, Kate Daggett, Helen Edwards, Claire Frampton, Sam Hall, James Seymour
We worked with artist and curator SAM HALL to curate DIG, a week-end long performance art event in Wallingford Oxfordshire in May 2018. Artists camped in an urban garden and made performance and installation art in response to it. The event was open to the public and was part of the Last Garden of Mystery and Suspense presented by artist Janey Carline as Everyone's An Artist.
Participant artists :
Rebekah Dean, Seher Kiran, Bella Lordwarf, Julia Mallaby, Claire Frampton, Sam Hall, Clare Carswell, Emma Stevens, Katy Ullyart, Ann Rapstoff.
In June 2017 we curated FESTAL FAVOURS, a programme of performance art, sound installation & experimental printmaking for the Charlbury Arts Festival.
The programme introduced the work of emerging artists as well as showcasing the work of major names. All made new works for Charlbury that met with the history and people of the town.
Participating artists were Isabel Wilkinson, Holly Slingsby, Aaron Williamson, Philip Lee, Brian Catling, Cally Trench, Jo Thomas, Veronica Cordova de la Rosa, Jack Catling, Rhiannon Evans, Clare Carswell, Neil C Smith & William H Harvey.
Info on all artists and events at https://festalfavours.tumblr.com
COU COU, (formerly AYYO), curates exhibitions & events at the studio to showcase the work of
DWELL and ART PITCH residency artists.
The project space offers the opportunity to show and review new work in a relaxed and experimental way.
Artists are encouraged to hold associated events such as open studio events for the local arts and wider community. We work closely with artists and support them with contextualising and presentation. Offsite events can happen in partnership with other curators and organisations in the region.
An Open Studio event at the end of
Eleanor Minney's residency in 2017 gave visitors the opportunity to chat with her about her time at the studio and to view her recent works.
The culmination of US composer Flannery Cunningham's two week residency in 2016. The SKETCH installation introduced Flannery's new composition made with sensors reacting to the colour of meadow flowers she had collected suspended in ice.