Linda Stupart, 2016
Joanna Brinton, 2016
March 2016 - October 2017
The South London Gallery, Oasis Children’s Venture and Battersea Arts Centre are delighted to announce the selected cohort of artists for Making Routes, a unique partnership project consisting of a series of residencies for disabled and non-disabled artists across the three sites culminating in an inclusive festival in summer 2017.
The selected artists are: Aldean Blair, Joanna Brinton, DifferencEngine, Sarah Hopfinger, Dayo Koleosho, Conrad Murray, Jo Paul and Linda Stupart. The Making Routes cohort is a diverse group of artists working across visual arts, play and performing arts, selected through an open call.
As part of the SLG’s ongoing exploration into the links between contemporary art and play, this residency offers the selected artists three contexts in which to establish and develop their practice; from the dynamic, inventive environment of an adventure playground, to a gallery with an extensive outreach programme of work across five local housing estates, to the rich history of a theatre and performance space in an old Town Hall.
This project represents an exciting opportunity to bring adjacent communities together, place children at the centre of the project as co-collaborators and ensure that disabled people are visible, valued and fully included in community and cultural life.
A flexible approach to the form and scheduling of residencies will ensure they reflect the needs and opportunities of the project, artists and participants.
SLG’s first Making Routes artist-in-residence will be Linda Stupart in August 2016, who will be working with local children and young people to imagine and perform a series of ‘Spells for South East London’.
Applications have now closed. For further information about the project contact Matthew via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by Spirit of 2012