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Bluecoat Residency Programme

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Image: Suki Chan, Interval II, 2008


Bluecoat hosts year-round residencies across art forms and disciplines which support the research, development and dissemination of art and ideas.  

In 2018 Bluecoat has hosted artists from France (Gwénäelle Petit), Croatia (Petra Mrša), UK (Jonathan Baldock, Jade Montserrat), India (Chinar Shah), and Czech based, Slovakian curator Zuzana Jakalová.

From early autumn 2018 onwards, thanks to funding from Arts Council England’s new Celebrating Age fund, we will be embedding artists in ‘Belong Villages’ - groundbreaking specialist Dementia Care Homes. Residency artists for this programme include interdisciplinary London based visual artist and filmmaker Suki Chan. Chan will develop new work focusing on the changing identities of residents and their relationship to photographic material.

Previous residency artists include: Jonathan Baldock (2018) as part of the Freelands Lomax Ceramics Fellowship at Camden Arts Centre, London; Leasho Johnson and Di-Andre Caprice Davies (2017) in collaboration with New Local Space, Kingston Jamaica and RWA Bristol; Alice May Williams who completed an offsite residency at Speke Hall in partnership with Trust New Art (2016); Writer in Residence Sean Borodale (2016-2017); Anne Harild (2015) in partnership with arma and the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award and Jamie Shovlin and Samantha Donnelley (2014) in residence with Bluecoat Print

Residency News

Bluecoat is pleased to announce the appointment of Chinar Shah as Artist in Residence; she will work with us as part of an International Networking Project on Articulating Women, a multi-organisation and multi-disciplinary partnership between Liverpool Hope UniversityFACT and Bluecoat in Liverpool (UK) and Christ University in Bengaluru (India). This network is funded by the AHRC. The project aims to explore issues of women’s experience of gender in relation to complex social and cultural contexts.

Shah will join Bluecoat for an initial two-week period in October 2018, followed by a 3 month residency in April 2019. During her residency, she will continue her research into the Indian government’s ‘Digital India’ campaign, an initiative to bring more government services online and connect rural India to high-speed internet. Of particular interest to Shah are the ways in which government policies unfairly affect women. Her research will examine the sudden demonetisation of banknotes in 2016 and the impact this had on women. Shah will work towards new digital and performance works in relation to this research.

To find out more about the artist, please click here.

Image Credits:

Chinar Shah, Silenced Ruptures, 2012 onwards. Installation.

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