On Site 2012 - CoExist Gallery Residency

ON SITE is a brand new residency opportunity for January 2012. The residency is open to artists working in all media and at any stage in their career.

Turner Prize winner Grenville Davey will be selecting one artist to spend a month in the Winch Room gallery space making new work. This will be followed by a solo exhibition in the Winch Room during February 2012, the final format to be discussed and developed with the successful artist.

The Winch Room is the primary exhibition space at TAP and the building’s industrial history is evident in the old Victorian winching system looming overhead at an epic 8.5m high. (W: 4.25M x L: 9.05M) The height and size of the room provides a perfect opportunity for an early-mid career artist to make ambitious large-scale work.

There will also be a parallel group exhibition showing the work of five shortlisted runner-up artists.

SUCCESFUL ARTIST:
The successful artist will have sole use of the winch room for one month from 3rd Jan – 3rd Feb 2012. Extra support will include:
• £1000 to cover materials, travel expenses
• Free accommodation in Southend
• Peer support from CoExist curators and the chance to meet local artists
• Presentation of the work in form of an artist talk and/or workshops.
• Marketing of the exhibition and parallel events
• Use of CoExist printmaking studio, darkroom and office
• Access to basic tools and wireless internet
• AV equipment, including monitors, data projectors, DVD players & speakers

APPLICATION:
Please send:
• a CD containing up to 6 images (max 2MB each) of recent work or a 5 minute show reel (moving image)
• Artist statement (max 250 words)
• Current CV
• Proposal for the ON SITE Winch Room residency (max 500 words), also stating how they perceive the
opportunity will benefit and develop their practice
• Completed and signed application form
• Submission payment of £10
Please do not send original work as CoExist are unable to return submitted material.

SUBMISSIONS:
• Image files submitted should be maximum 2MB, and clearly label with artist name, number and title of piece.
• Selected Artist’s images, artist statements or other materials may be used for CoExist Galleries archive, advertising and publicity for current and future exhibitions.
• While CoExist Galleries will endeavour to prevent breaches of copyright, CoExist Galleries will be in no way held responsible for any such breaches that may occur.

PAYMENT:
Please include a cheque for £10 made payable to CoExist Arts LTD. Alternatively payment can be made securely online via Paypal on www.coexist.org.uk/opportunities. Note if online payment is made you MUST include your Paypal reference number on the application form otherwise your submission will not be processed. CoExist Arts is a non-profit organisation and all proceeds go directly into the exhibition programme.

DEADLINE:
Wed 30 Nov 2011

SEND TO:
ON SITE RESIDENCY,
CoExist Galleries,
TAP (the Old Waterworks),
North Road,
Southend-on-Sea,
SS0 7AB
On Site 2012


What: On Site 2012 - CoExist Gallery Residency
Further Details:
- Visit the Coexist Gallery website
Deadline: Wed 30 Nov 2011