Following an open call for applications in Autumn 2022, Matthew Arthur Williams was awarded a 6-week funded residency. Cove Park’s programme of funded residencies support research, the development of existing and new projects, collaboration, interdisciplinary practice, and the production of new work and ideas. All national and international artists, cultural practitioners, and researchers, working individually and collaboratively in all art forms, in the creative industries, and across disciplines, were eligible to apply. Cove Park’s residencies also support individuals at every stage in their careers.

Matthew Arthur Williams (he/him) (b. London 1989) is a visual and sound artist, photographer and DJ based in Glasgow. He completed his BA at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012.  His work has recently been exhibited at Dundee Contemporary Arts (2022), Jupiter Artland and Johnson Terrace Gardens both as part of a commission for Edinburgh Art Festival (2021) with a forthcoming solo show due at Stills, Edinburgh (2024). He has further developed exhibition projects and commissions with the Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow (2022), Teile2o46, Berlin (2022) Viborg Kunsthal (2021), Street Level Photoworks (2019) and Transmission Gallery (2017). Recent close collaborations include ongoing work with photographer Ajamu, and collaborative projects supporting artists Alberta Whittle, Barby Asante and Rehana Zaman. Williams’ research has been supported through programmes at CCA Glasgow, Primary Nottingham, The Bothy Project, Hospitalfield and LUX Scotland. 

Williams will be spending the time at Cove Park drawing together elements in his practice to think about memory within queer histories. Starting the groundwork for further conversation with a host of people. He will be working with reel to reel cassettes, various mediums of photography and playing around with alternative print processes. 

This residency is made possible with generous support from The Bridge Awards.

Images provided by the artist.