About the residency
Maybelle Peter’s residency is one of four ‘Solo Residencies’ taking place in our 2021-22 season. Maybelle will undertake the residency during July and August 2021, using the time, space and support to explore ideas of leisure and labour throughout British history – concepts central to her creative practice. An as yet untitled exhibition of residency outcomes is planned to launch on Wednesday 30 March 2022.
“Being selected for the residency has had such a huge impact on my creative practice. Despite the delay due to Covid-19 restrictions, I have been making plans that will take my work in a new direction.
I’m already familiar with Wakefield and most excited about the everyday events that will undoubtedly influence the ideas and shape the work. Having time to explore the area more thoroughly and being able to spend time with people who I don’t get to see very often is going to be one of my highlights.
Top of my list is Yorkshire Sculpture Park and I will definitely look around The Hepworth.”
– Maybelle Peters
About the artist
Maybelle Peters is a London based artist and filmmaker working in film and CGI. Her practice focuses on storytelling using documentary, historical events, literature and oral narratives. She gained her bachelors degree in Animation at Farnham where she made her first commissioned film for BBC2. Her Channel 4 commissioned film, Mama Lou, has been shown extensively at animation festivals including Annecy, Ottawa and the Edinburgh Film Festival as well as broadcast television.
She is the recipient of the inaugural Womxn of Colour art award. Her work was shown as part of ‘The Place is Here’ exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary and South London Gallery in 2017. Maybelle is a practice-based PhD candidate at UCA Farnham. Her practice explores the movement of black bodies in time and space using an archive of ephemera, gestures and sounds.
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