Monday, 2 April 2012

Artist Residency, Birmingham, UK

Clarke Griffiths Levine offers residency in Birmingham UK in May 2012.

Dates: 7th May - 1st June 2012
Cost: £1000.

We provide:
  • -       Weekly meetings with Charlie Levine, Director of TROVE/Associate Producer at mac Allotment/Independent curator and/ or Caitlin Griffiths, Director Lamb White/ Artist & Independent curator.
  • -       Month long stay in city centre 1 bed flat with sofa bed (could work for 2 people) Fully furnished with wifi, dishwasher, washing machine, sheets, towels etc. (nb. this is living space only; not studio space.)
  • -       We will provide you with an art map, details of opening events, help negotiating introductions, tips on where to go, what to see, restaurants, bars etc.

Will suit anyone interested in finding out about England’s second city’s innovative and progressive art scene.

We need from you:
  • -       CV
  • -       Artist bio
  • -       Statement of intent
  • -       Link to website/links and maximum 6 images; any film work please send web links.
  • -       Contact details of two references.

Deadline: Monday 9th April 2012, 5pm.

Clarke Griffiths Levine are:

Elly Clarke
Elly Clarke works in Birmingham and Berlin – and beyond.

Elly Clarke is an artist & curator based in Berlin & Birmingham and founder of Clarke Gallery. Clarke has exhibited her own work as well as that of others in venues that include Franklin Furnace, New York; Kiasma, Helsinki; Techno Park Studios, Melbourne; Galerie September & Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, Berlin; mac birmingham; Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg , Russia; London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow; Globe Hub, Newcastle and Milton Keynes Gallery. She curates both group and solo shows for artists, for specific spaces as well as shows designed to tour.  

Elly Clarke has lived in Leeds, New York, London, Berlin and briefly in LA – and has travelled a good deal besides that too. This, alongside an academic background in History of Art, Curating and Fine Art, a toe dip in the dot com bubble back in the day and a keen interest in finding alternative models to enable work to be produced, funded, sold and displayed, means that Elly Clarke is constantly the look out for that gap in the market, that empty space or that opportunity, conversation or meeting that could lead to new things. Her practice is mostly lens based and she is interested in the impact that changing technologies have upon the way we read and perceive, record, archive and talk about the world.

Caitlin Griffiths
Caitlin Griffiths is an independent artist and curator working across the West Midlands. Between 2009 – 2012 Griffiths was Artistic Director at Hereford Photography Festival, the longest running annual photography festival in the UK, founded in 1980. In recent years Griffiths’s curatorial practice has focused on supporting early and mid-career visual artists to exhibit work and develop new commissions. She introduced the UK’s first open-submission programme for Interactive Touch Screen Art Touch Interactive at The Public, West Bromwich and founded Open Here, Hereford Photography Festival’s annual open submission prize.
Griffiths has curated shows by international artists including Bill Viola (Public 2010), Martin Parr, (Twenty, HPF 2010) Vanessa Winship, George Georgiou and Don Weber (Time & Motion Studies, HPF 2011, co curated by Simon Bainbridge edited of BJP).

Griffiths is founder and director of Lamb White a not-for-profit organisation that talent spots and sells contemporary visual art of the highest caliber.
Griffiths is a practicing artist, working in video, text and performance.

Charlie Levine
Charlie Levine is a curator and writer working predominantly in Birmingham, UK.

Levine has been an independent curator since 2005.  Within this time she has worked with/responded to various heritage site nationally, for example Curzon Street Station (for an exhibition entitled ‘Creative Machines, Minimalist Sculpture’ that appeared on BBC’s The Culture Show, Oct 2011) and worked with a variety of artists both nationally and internationally (namely co-curating the painting exhibition ‘Some Domestic Incidents’ at The 5th Prague Biennale, 2011).

Levine is the founder and Director of TROVE, a programme of monthly contemporary art exhibitions by local, national and international artists from various disciplines, at various levels in their careers.  TROVE have exhibited a variety of group and solo shows, and worked in partnership with other organisations including Minnie Weisz Studio, London; Birmingham City Council; Birmingham City University; Birmingham Architects Association, Matt Roberts Arts, London; and Work|Projects, Bristol.  TROVE has also been part of numerous festivals including Brilliantly Birmingham; Hereford Photography Festival; Fierce Festival and Birmingham Jazz Festival. 

Levine has written extensively for various publications and artists, she was recently noted as an emerging curatorial force in Matt Price's article for the Guardian, 'Art at the Heart (of England)'.
Levine is currently the Associate Producer of ALLOTMENT, a 9-month project highlighting local curatorial talent and artist led gallery activity at mac birmingham. |

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee,
    The image can be seen at who can supply you with a canvas print of it.