Graduate Residency: January 2020

06 January 2020 - 31 January 2020

The three artists will be in residence at The Art House throughout January, finding the similarities and differences between their practices along the way. During January’s Artwalk Wakefield, they present a show of new experimental works.

Find out more about the artists’ end of residency showcase, Between the Slime.


About the Artists

Charley Hill is an installation artist working 2D and 3D ways of working. Her work is often characterised by its abject or precarious appearance and incorporates a dark sense of humour. Hill has been working on large-scale drawings that integrate references from a wide range of sources and use humble materials to convey grandeur in the banal.

Lily Lavorato is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Leeds. Along with sculpting and drawing, her practice incorporates sound and performance. Working collaboratively is also central to her practice, and she is a member of two Leeds-based art collectives, Platform 3 and Party Mom Society. Lavorato is exploring bodily understandings of new places and imagined scenarios.

Madara Vimba is a live artist, focusing on interdisciplinary practices. She is interested in the boundaries between performance, dance, theatre and how those barriers can be invaded within live art. Vimba is developing new performance work whilst on residency.


About the Graduate Residency programme

Our graduate residencies offer an opportunity for recent graduates to spend four weeks at The Art House developing their practice outside of the university setting. As well as having studio, workshop and accommodation space, the participants receive a bursary towards materials and living costs while on the residency. We provide a responsive workshop programme and tutorial sessions around topics such as applying for funding, project management and budgeting and how these can be integrated into continued professional practice.

The Art House works with graduates from a small selection of Fine Art BA and MA courses at universities across the North. We are privileged to work with The University of Leeds, Leeds Arts University, Liverpool John Moores University, The University of Lincoln and The University of Huddersfield.

Image: Courtesy of Madara Vimba, MO-FA-LAND, 2019.