Corita Kent and Ciara Philips – ‘Pull Everything Out’

26 June 2012


Former resident Ciara Philips will be showing new work alongside prints by visual artist, educator and activist Corita Kent (1918 – 1986) at Bristol’s Spike Island. Ciara will set-up a studio at Spike Island during the first month of the exhibition – a fantastic opportunity to see the artist develop work in collaboration with a other artists and designers. Exhibition runs 30 June – 26 August 2012.

Bird Yarns

20 June 2012


Deirdre Nelson has been working as artist-in-residence at An Tobar, Mull on a project called Bird Yarns in association with Cape Farewell.  The project brings knitters from Mull and across the UK together with textile artist Nelson in response to the changing migration patterns of seabirds across Scotland’s islands. Working with local wool from Ardalanish, Mull, and recycled materials, the knitters will create a flock of ‘lost’ arctic terns on Tobermory Pier and provide them with a Mull welcome of local food, music and poetry.  Bird Yarns launches at An Tobar on 21 June at 8.30pm, where Deirdre Nelson will be joined by Gaelic poet Rody Gordman, Black Isle writer and broadcaster Kenny Taylor, and Cape Breton Gaelic singer Mary Jane Lamond.



Jerwood Makers Open 2012

20 June 2012

Cove Park residents Nao Matsunaga and James Rigler have individually been awarded a commission by  Jerwood Makers Open to produce new work for an exhibition at Jerwood Space, London. The exhibition runs from 11 July – 26 August 2012


One-to-One Residencies

6 June 2012

One-to-One Image

One-to-One is a new residency programme at Cove Park designed to support collaborative practice. Following a call for applications earlier this year, we are delighted to announce that four One-to-One residencies will take place this year. The participating artists are: curator Sandra Ross (London) with visual artist/curator Shireen Taylor (Glasgow); visual artists Ruth Beale (London) and Amy Feneck (London); visual artists Kerry Dobson (Cambridge, Massachusets) and Ilana Halperin (Glasgow); and visual artists Matt Keegan (New York) and James Roberts (London). Further details on each of these residencies is available here.