After her recent exhibition ‘Bling!’, Lucy Wright joins us as our very first Folk Artist in Residence. ‘My work challenges narrow portrayals of the traditional arts—typically associated with historical depth, rurality and masculinity— through emphasis on the dynamic cultural contributions of working class communities, particularly women.’
Artist Jessica Harby spent all of last year filling herself with as much information as she could about the machinations of the United States and the United Kingdom. She’s currently undertaking a residency at Bank Street Arts that is exploring how the decisions of 2016 become the consequences of 2017. The plan is to, as Jessica notes, ‘Slow things down. Feel every terrifying moment in real time’.
Stephen Chase is one of Bank Street Arts’ longest-standing residents. Most of his work explores aspects of interaction between people, between action and sound, between sound and space, between space and time. These, usually overlapping, obsessions are explored through scores, performance, installation, improvisation and walking.
As our first Comedian in Residence- and one ‘armed with ‘a bucket full of pranks and a briefcase full of EU funding applications’- Sean Morley has been given free rein to explore humour and laughter at Bank Street Arts, develop his work in live and recorded comedy, and… whatever else tickles his fancy.