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News: Glasshouse residency awarded to Liverpool artist Joe Orr

Glasshouse residency awarded to Liverpool artist Joe Orr 

Residency 1: Tue 16 May – Sun 11 Jun 2017

Public studio presentation:  Mon 12 Jun – Sat 1 Jul 2017 

Bluecoat is delighted to announce that Liverpool artist Joe Orr has been awarded a place on the Glasshouse residency programme at New Art Gallery Walsall. He has been selected alongside Alice Gale-Feeny (Nottingham) and Bryony Gillard (Bristol). Bluecoat is one of the partners in this year's Glasshouse residency which aims to develop stronger links between artists and arts organisations in the Midlands, South West and North West of England.

Joe Fletcher Orr is an artist and founder of CACTUS, a non-profit gallery in Liverpool, which supports artists by providing solo exhibitions at an early or crucial stage in their career. Orr’s own sculptures, performances and installations use humour to undermine the seriousness of the art world, and the authority of the art object; something the artist traces to his experience of visiting art galleries with his father as a young boy. He will use the residency to research ideas of family, love and relationships, and hopes for the new work to be heavily influenced by the relationships that will form during the residency.


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Alice Gale-Feeny is based in Nottingham and works with video, performance and writing. She often uses direct translations from unscripted voice as a device for exploring our experience of things as it unfolds in real-time. During the residency, Gale-Feeny will continue to develop ideas around how space is shared and understood, from the perspective of the individual as well as the group.

Bryony Gillard is an artist and curator based in Bristol. She works across performance, writing, sound and moving image. She will use the residency to focus on improvisation, movement and choreography, collaborating with local dance practitioners and performers to explore relationships between place, female experience, retreat and resistance

Glasshouse is a residency programme devised and delivered by Eastside Projects 'Extra Special People' (ESP) programme, Birmingham and the programme team at New Art Gallery Walsall. This year's invited partners are Spike Island, Bristol and Bluecoat, Liverpool.

Image: Joe Flecther Orr, Just-eat, 2014, Edible exhibition hand out at Castlefield gallery
Image: Joe Flecther Orr, Soft Lad

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