182/365: portrait of the artist

I spent time with the lovely Nicola Smith in her art studio today as she prepares for a performance in a couple of weeks. Nicola is in the midst of learning Makaton as part of her ‘Unknown Monument’ performance - a living sculpture or statue that uses sign language. Want to find out more? Then click on her website here.

To see more images from the 365 project, go to my Flickr photostream by clicking here.

We Are Resident: 10 Minute Artist Residency Take-Over at Manchester Art Gallery

This Saturday 28th November, I will be working with artist Nicola Smith to run We Art Resident's '10 Minute Artist Residency' at Manchester Art Gallery. The event has been set up to research and develop a future artist residency programme that can include those who feel unable to participate in existing programmes.  Artists / creatives / parents with children, or those who may feel excluded from existing residency opportunities are particularly welcome. 

The 10 Minute Artist Residency will take place in the Clore Art Studio on the first floor at Manchester Art Gallery from 12pm - 3pm. Participants will be asked to 'check in' and will be guided through a 10 minute residency space to participate in playful, creative activities and contribute ideas to create the ideal artist residency. Information gathered at the event will be used to inform a future residency programme with the opportunity to take part in an artist's residency in Tampere, Finland in 2016.