Southwark Studio Residency
K Yoland, Small Hard Toys, 2010
K Yoland was the third holder of the Southwark Studio Residency (2010-11) organised by Acme Studios in partnership with Southwark Council and the South London Gallery.
K Yoland used the residency opportunity to work towards a multi-media installation involving performance. On moving into the residency studio at Acme's new-build Galleria studios in Peckham she said; "The Acme studio is perfect for my multi-disciplinary approach, I am very appreciative of the opportunity to have space to make and plan my work. I now feel that there is more flexibility to experiment and challenge the limits of each project."
Established in 2006, the residency programme is the only scheme in the UK that provides a selected artist with a rent-free studio for 18 months (worth £5,200), a £10,000 cash bursary and professional mentoring and support. The residency is a unique opportunity for an artist who wishes to develop or extend their practice to embrace and reflect the context and the communities in which the studio is located.
The two previous recipients of the Southwark Residency are Ana Laura Lopez de La Torre (2008-09) and Isa Suarez (2006-07).