South London Gallery Graduate Residency

Alicia Reyes McNamara

Alicia Reyes McNamara

Artist in Residence 2016/17: Alicia Reyes McNamara, Double Displacement, wall paper, wood, inkjet print-outs, ceramics, paint, plaster, foam, dimensions variable, 2016

Paul Maheke

Paul Maheke

Artist-in-Residence 2015/16: Paul Maheke, Mutual Survival, Lorde's Manifesto, HD video (diptych), 2015. Photo by Mathilde Veyrunes

Dorine van Meel

Dorine van Meel

Artist-in-residence 2014-15: Dorine van Meel. Image courtesy the artist, 2014.

The South London Gallery Graduate Residency is an open submission six month residency opportunity available to artists completing a postgraduate MA, MFA, PGDip, MRes or equivalent programme of study, from a national institution, collective, or art school in the UK. 

Between November and May the resident receives the following:

  • rent-free accommodation and work space in the South London Gallery’s Outset Artists’ Flat;
  • a bursary of £5,000 towards living expenses and production costs;
  • monthly mentoring sessions with invited artists, curators and writers, as well as the Director and staff of the South London Gallery;
  • an exhibition in the SLG’s first floor galleries. 


The residency enables the production of a new body of work and a rare opportunity for a recent graduate to exhibit within an internationally renowned institution.  

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from those based outside of London; in this instance support for significant travel will be offered to those invited to interview. 



To be eligible for the residency applicants must:

  • have completed a postgraduate MA, MFA, PGDip, MRes or equivalent programme of study in an arts discipline from a national institution, collective or art school, including Ireland, Scotland and Wales;
  • be a UK/EU resident or hold a valid work visa with right to stay in the UK during the stated period of residency.

Applications are currently closed and details of the next opportunity will be announced July 2017. To be kept up to date with all our opportunities please sign up to our mailing list.

The South London Gallery receives ongoing support from:
Arts Council England, Southwark, Outset.


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