10 noviembre 2008


Residencies, London (UK).
Established in 1994, Gasworks is a contemporary art organisation based in South London, housing twelve artists' studios and offering a programme of exhibitions and events, artists’ residencies, international fellowships and educational projects. Nine studios are rented to London-based artists and three are reserved for an International Residency Programme for non-UK based artists. Gasworks hosts up to twelve residencies a year, encouraging the exchange of ideas between international and local practitioners. Residencies are non-prescriptive, process-based and generally culminate in an Open Studio. The programme is accompanied by activities such as talks and seminars, aiming to introduce the general public to international artists and their practice.The exhibition’s space accommodates six main projects a year, as well as a series of small-scale events. Gasworks focuses on visual arts practice in its broadest sense, including design, documentary filmmaking and media art, amongst other areas of activity. These are all linked by a commitment to constantly reassess the position of artistic practices within their wider cultural, social and political frameworks.
The residencies and exhibitions programmes regularly cooperate, often to facilitate research and production for international artists invited to develop a project for the exhibitions and events programme. Gasworks runs an education and outreach programme which responds, as well as operates independently from, the residencies and exhibitions. The programme aims to instigate dialogue and exchange through art, and to work with local groups and organisations to widen access to contemporary art.
Gasworks programmes reflect its unique connections to the Triangle Arts Trust's network, which provide direct access to artists and organisations in over thirty countries around the world.

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