Micro Residency Artists 2015/16 Announced

We are pleased to announce the artists that have been selected for the Micro Residency  2015/16 Programme.  Dillan Marsh and Eleanor Clare will begin their residency this September followed by Hannah Lees, Katrin Hanusch and  Mark Essen.

Dillan Marsh and Eleanor Clare

Clare and Marsh began their collaboration in 2013, developing a dialogue between writing and visual art. Their methodology is to collect visual and written source material, and from this to create new text, image and object works and performance. The artists explore how text and practical work affect the development of each other and how the reflective nature of research is interwoven with the driving force of art making. The artists are concerned with the action and origin of the creative drive. Clare and Marsh have been visiting artists at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 2015 and will be exhibiting work from this and their residency at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in a solo show at Assembly House Studios in Leeds and in an event at BLOKK in Bergen.

Eleanor Clare is an artist based in Bergen, Norway. She graduated from Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2011, and moved to Bergen in 2012 where she received The City of Bergen’s Establishing Stipend in 2013. She is a member of Performance Art Bergen.

Recent exhibitions include: PAB Nå, Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, 2015; Fama/Fame, ASC Window Space Gallery, London, 2015; Dynamiske Konstanter, Den Gammel Fabrikken, Ytra-Arna, 2014; Sommerutstilling, Radøy Kunstsenter, Radøy, 2014; GHostings, Platform Theatre, London, 2014; Nothing About Trees, The Old Bomb Factory, London, 2013; PAB Open, Gamle Bergen Kretsfengel, 2013 and I Am Still Within You, Bergen Arkitekt Skole, Bergen, 2013.

Artist website: http://www.eleanorclare.com/

Dillan Marsh is an artist based in Bergen, Norway. He graduated from Visual Art at Bergen School of Art in 2011. He received The Norwegian Cultural Council’s two year State Artist Stipend in 2014.

Recent exhibitions include: Undercurrents, Deuxpiece, Basel, 2014; Skjønne Sjeler, Seljord Kunstforening, Norway, 2014; June Twenty-First, Entrée, Bergen, 2013; Flagg, Performa 13, Pavilion Without Walls, New York, 2013; Knock-Knock, Skulpturarena, Oslo, Norway, 2011; Kampsport, Tag-Team, Bergen, 2010; Hagiwara Marsh Rowe, Castle and Elephant, Coventry, 2010 and Compression, Kuenstlerhaus, Dortmund, 2009.

Artist website: http://dillanmarsh.com/


Hannah Lees

Hannah Lees’ work investigates ideas of cycles: constancy and mortality; the sense that things come to an end and the potential for new beginnings. This constancy, be it in religion, science, history or in organic matter, is visible in her practice through her attempts to make sense of and recognise traces of life. Through appreciating this, her work is focused towards an understanding of the essential nature of the materials she uses. Her practice encompasses Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation, Textiles, Ceramics, Internet Art, Performance, Writing, Sound and Video.

Hananh Lees is an artist based in London. She and graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art, UCCA, Canterbury in 2006 and gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, London in 2011

Recent exhibitions include: Adventures in Clay, Bronze & Stone, Arezzo, 2015; Business as usual, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Leeds, 2015; John, The Sunday Painter, London, 2015; Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2015; On the Devolution of Culture, Rob Tufnell, London, 2014; Nicodim Collection, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest, RO, 2014 and Everything that happens simply happens, Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, 2014. She has completed a Foundry Residency at the Royal College of Art, London, 2012 and OPEN YOUR KIMONO OPENYOURKIMONO.org have commissioned the website www.thisisthepath.com.

Artist website: www.hannahlees.com


Katrin Hanusch

Katrin Hanusch explores the impact of broken structures, missing bits of information and/or the lack of understanding: miscommunications. Balancing between beauty and coarseness, her works play with the opposed intensities of quick gestures and labour-intense processes. The works situate themselves between painting, drawing and sculpture.

During the residency she will collaborate with the Edinburgh based sculptor Kim W. Wilson following their mutual interest of touch and materiality.

Katrin Hanusch is an artist based in London. She graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle, Germany in 2008 and graduated with an MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London in 2014.

Recent exhibitions include: PROTECHT, Bank Space Gallery, CASS Faculty of Art in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015; RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Oversea, Figure Two, BALTIC 39, Newcastle, 2014; Zoom Zoom Zoom with Daniel Bragin, Winterprojects, London, 2013. She was Emerging Artist, AiR Residency Program, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, 2015 and was shortlisted for the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2015 and David Troostwyk/ Matt’s Gallery Studio Award 2014.

Artist website: www.katrin-hanusch.de


Mark Essen

Mark Essen graduated with a BA in Fine Art at Birmingham City University in 2007 received an MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2014.

Recent exhibitions include: Faux Sho, It´s All Tropical, Assembly House, Leeds, 2015; A Union of Voices, Horatio Jr. London, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Hatton Gardens, London, UK, 2014; See it this, Forde, Geneva, Switzerland, 2014; Essen Kunsthaus, Royal College of Art, London, 2014 and Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013, Spike Island, Bristol & ICA, London, UK, 2013.

Artist website: http://www.markessen.org/