To gain an insight of an interesting and alternative environment.
To work within the limitations provided by the environment in term of material, resources and spaces.
To experiment new art forms.
To reuse 100% discarded site material.
To exchange ideas with the fellow participants and collaborate where possible.
To gain precious experience and inspiration from the overall experience: both from the environment and the participating artists.
Health & Safety induction and fingerprint scan. Site tour. Canary Wharf Group Estate Office visit, presentation of the estate by Dale.
Artists' individual presentations.
PAT testing . Mark Goldby and Neil Kelso - artists talk, working collaboratively. Making, curating and critting our first exhibition in 1 hour! Magic is in the air...;)
Neil Holmes – Occupational Health Manager. Neil talking about his role on site and how many taboo health issues and disorders , including mental health, can overlap between occupations. Walk to Docklands Museum to see the Tunnel Exhibition.
Making Day - group making, skill set sharing and discussion day with no fixed fixed agenda.
Talk 1: 'In and Between Buildings’ (discussing photography, architecture and the city, from early 20th Century to present date)
Talk 2: 13.30-15.30 approx ‘Objects, Models, Proposals’ (discussing the development of Graham’s own practice with reference to selected artists)
Starting with the first piece: "Site Textures"
Starting with the second piece: "Minefield to the Top"
Starting on the third piece: "Have a Cuppa"
Fiona Mountney recent MFA UAL Wimbledon graduate, talking about her experience on last year’s residency. She also works at Docklands Museum and the Museum of London
Docklands museum with Fiona - a private guided tour
Making of "Choo-Choobe", "Hold Me", "Traces", "Impressions"
Archaeological talk Nick Bradley Construction Site Manager at Wood Wharf.
Construction Site Tour with Nick and Sam - archeological site walk
Day with Artist Elspeth Penfold (Billie):
Intro and rope and knot activity
Walking with ‘Threads and Words’
Discussing the walk, and knots (undoing- redoing)
Making of "Canary Dwarf (Nesting)".
Making of "Mutations In a Building Site" and "Mama'll Weave You In".
Tidying up the space, transforming it to an exhibition space with ideas and work for the following day.
Discussing collectively how to keep the dialogue continuing post residency - where, when, how, who. Whether to become a collective and possibilities for showing work.
Sam Herbert joining us for a day:
Sam talking about his connection with Canary Wharf.
Discussing the work within the space.
Saying goodbye - but it's only just beginning!!!