David Douard was awarded a 3-week Cove Park Magnetic Residency. Based in Paris, David graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2011. Since then his work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions across France and internationally. This residency is David’s first opportunity to work in Scotland and we look forward to welcoming him here this autumn.

Cove Park is delighted to be the Scottish residency taking part in Magnetic, a new Franco-UK network bringing together four organisations from France and four from the UK to create a programme of funded residencies for visual artists based in both countries. The participating venues are: CAPC in Bordeaux, CRAC Occitanie in Sète, FRAC Grand Large in Dunkerque, Villa Arson in Nice, and four in the United Kingdom for French based artists – Grizedale Arts in England, Flax Art Studios in Northern Ireland, Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Wales, and Cove Park. Magnetic will gradually build an expanding network of partner institutions with shared commitments and values.

Magnetic is a programme of Fluxus Art Projects, which is supported by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, the Institut français, French Ministry of Culture, French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales/Wales International, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the British Council, and its private patrons and friends.

Image: David Douard, ‘Melody’, 2022,  Light box: screen-printed plexiglass, metal, LED, wood, plaster, chains, aluminium, paper, magnets. (photography, Filipe Barga, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris).