Residual Projects | Group show | 05 December 2014 - 25 January 2015

Opening night – 05 December 7pm
Christmas Closure – 29 December 2014 - 05 January 2015
Closing celebration – 23 January 7pm

Seven artists – six residencies – one group show

Residual Projects is the culmination of an annual traineeship programme between South Square Gallery and The Hepworth Wakefield, which sees Curator Charlie Booth make her debut. Charlie explains,

‘Residual Projects is a critical look at traditional artists residencies, where work will be created and installed whilst the gallery is open. The result will be a group exhibition which grows week by week as different artists enter and leave the space. This is an interactive project, where visitors are invited to engage with the work being created so as to better understand the processes used and decisions made.’

Residual Projects is a series of miniature residencies with seven nationwide artists using the gallery to explore their own artistic interests whilst the gallery is open to the public. The work they create during their residency will be left for the next artist to negotiate. The aim is to create a dynamic group exhibition which explores how artists can work collaboratively.
All participating artists will be creating new work which responds directly to the physical architectural or social history of South Square Gallery and the history of Thornton.

Residual Projects is inspired by remnants of previous exhibitions that have taken place in the space. The building was originally a collection of stonemason’s cottages and for the last 30 years has been an art gallery and community centre. Today the gallery retains many of the domestic features left over from these houses as well as residual markers left over from
these houses previous art exhibitions.

Residual Projects also aims to explore different formats for artist residencies. The projects will be short sharp bursts of artistic activity followed by periods of reflection and evaluation.

This is the first of two stages of Residual Projects which will continue in Manchester in Spring 2015.

Participating artists and residency dates (Exact dates are subject to change):
1. Claire Weetman – Fri 5th Dec - Sun 7th Dec
2. Ian Jackson – Tues 9th Dec - Fri 12th Dec
3. Alice Bradshaw – Tues 16th Dec – Fri 19th Dec (dates tbc)
4. Rebecca Long and Cameron Muir Tues 6th Jan - Fri 9th Jan
5. Leah Hislop – Sat 10th Jan - Mon 12th Jan
6. Tom McGinn – Thurs 15th Jan - Sun 18th Jan

Artist Information

Claire Weetman
Claire Weetman is a North-west based artist who uses drawing processes combined with
interventions in public spaces, responding to, and recording, measuring and altering
movement.
For more information please visit:
www.claireweetman.co.uk


Ian Jackson
Ian Jackson graduated from BA (Hons) Intermedia at Edinburgh College of Art in 2013.
Originally from Pontefract, the Edinburgh based artist, creates sculpture inspired by
architectural and domestic features.
For more information please visit:
www.irjackson.co.uk


Alice Bradshaw
Alice Bradshaw is an artist, curator, researcher and writer based in West Yorkshire. She
works with a range of media and processes involving the manipulation of everyday objects
and materials.
For more information please visit:
http://www.alicebradshaw.co.uk/


Rebecca Long and Cameron Muir
Rebecca Long and Cameron Muir are Manchester based artists who share a passion to make works that celebrate the details and functionality of the unseen. Often creating work that involves the intertwining of fact and fiction to create a world which runs as parallel to our own.
For more information please visit:
www.rebeccalong.co.uk


Leah Hislop
Leah Hislop is an emerging artist from Somerset who creates woven site-specific sculptures, reminiscent of spider webs. She recently graduated from BA Fine Art at Plymouth University in 2012.
For more information please visit:
http://leahartspider.blogspot.co.uk/


Tom McGinn
Tom McGinn recently graduated from BA (Hons) Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 2014. He works primarily with moving image, projection and sculpture, creating dynamic installations which explore the interface of image and object.
For more information please visit:
http://cargocollective.com/TomMcGinn/

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