Wanderings residency project – call for artists

We are inviting artists to apply to participate in a project titled ‘Wanderings’ that will culminate in a touring exhibition and series of community events.

Through this project we are asking: how can a contemplative walk be the catalyst for artists to engage with communities and place?

Inspired by psychogeography, an artistic movement that originated in 1970s situationism, this project aims to explore Hounslow’s geography, and the psychological effects of its environment, through walking. In particular, we’re looking for creative, surrealist, or poetic responses that document, witness and reimagine the impact of the built and natural environment on our emotional selves.

This project has been devised in consultation with the CPP Hounslow Visual Arts Programme Exhibitions Group, which includes library staff, University of West London staff, local artists, and members of the Hounslow Community. The Group is supported by a Visual Arts Producer. The residency for up to four artists will result in an exhibition that will tour at least five of Hounslow’s Libraries for up to two years.

Artists are offered support to create their work in the form of a materials budget to help get the work ready for display and a stipend for expenses for travel, accommodation, childcare and incidental costs is offered to support artists to attend.

Each participating artist will be included in a touring exhibition, and additional material will be hosted on the website and through engagement events.

Applications should be made via the online form by 31 March 2022.

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