BSR Winter Open Studios

BSR Winter Open Studios

Open Studios
Open Studios

WINTER OPEN STUDIOS 2023
with Maeve Brennan, Luke Burton, Hardeep Dhindsa, Catriona Gallagher, Holly Graham, Sharon Kelly, Lucy Tarquinio, Laura White


Opening: Thursday 9th March 6 – 8:30pm

Friday 10th March 3 – 7pm by appointment
Saturday 11th March 3 – 7pm by appointment
Contact Fine Arts Curator, Marta Pellerini (finearts@bsrome.it) for an appointment.

The British School at Rome is delighted to present Winter Open Studios 2023, an evening dedicated to studio visits of artists in residence at the BSR.

The artists will be present with some of their work to answer visitors’ questions and share their research: Maeve Brennan – Sainsbury Scholar, Luke Burton – Abbey Fellow in Painting, Hardeep Dhindsa – Leverhulme Study Abroad Scholarship, Catriona Gallagher – Bridget Riley Fellow, Holly Graham – Sainsbury Scholar, Sharon Kelly – Arts Council of Northern Ireland Fellow, Lucy Tarquinio – Abbey Scholar in Painting, Laura White – Ampersand Fellow 2022-23.

The Winter Open Studios 2023 will be an opportunity to highlight some aspects of the research that underpins the artists’ work, including reflection on Rome and its connection to food; the urgency to re-visualise our relationships with plants and the ‘beyond’ world; painting as a narrative device; the usage of colour to critique the myth of Whiteness in classical sculpture; creativity as a support for the processing of personal or collective trauma; forms of repair and reparative histories; the malleability of memory and the subjective nature of collective experience; and visual research into the connection between Mannerism and Cosmatesque mosaics.

The event represents a different way of experiencing research in progress, that aims to give the audience a broader insight into the artists’ work, to discover their residency projects, their creative practices and, most importantly, to understand how a new environment, meetings and network with the local artistic community, can give rise to new experimentations.

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