Following an intense month of conversation and exploration, our Hot House residency of recent arts graduates from South Wales has come to an end. With artists selected from degree courses across South Wales, this month of curatorial support and funded practice provides graduates with a bridge into professional practice. Hot House consists of three weeks of mentoring from the Curatorial Team at MADE, external professional artist visits and access to studio space plus a bursary of £250 towards materials/artist fee. Hot House forms part of our Arts Council of Wales enabled annual programme.
Previous participants include Eleanor Dalley, Annie Fenton, Adele Giles, Sashi Handford, Tom Lloyd, Natasha Mitchell, Sacha Reid, Hannah Short, Luis Tapia.
Previous artist mentors include Ethan Dodd, Mylo Elliot and Tactile Bosch.
Please join us on 11.9.21 for the 'Hot House’ exhibition opening day, showcasing the body of work produced by the 4 artists involved.
Made is pleased to announce our resident artists for this year are: Chauncé Lewis, Beth Smith, Eleanor Sykes, Yusun Won.
This year’s guest mentor: Caroline Sabin.
Special thanks to Caroline Sabin, this year's visiting artist mentor, whose contribution was both inspiring and practical at the same time. We're also incredibly grateful to the Arts Council of Wales for their ongoing support of our gallery programme.
Find out more about the artists and their work below.
Exhibition runs : 11/9/21 - 25/9/21
Say something interesting about your business Chauncé's work is also informed by the telling of human experience; through the prism of fairytale, performance and vaudeville theatre; combining a childlike reverie and fluidity with boldness. Her work with the human form as a metaphor for emotional states and connection. Chauncé recently completed a degree in Illustration at Cardiff Met University.
Instagram : @chaunce_c_illustration
Beth Smith's work is, she says, ’eclectic' and 'playing' with colour, shape, form and movement with an interest in the human experience and bridging the gulf between communicating inner and outer worlds. Her love of symmetry, mandalas and shapes contain balance and the seeds of healing perhaps. Beth recently completed a degree in Creative and Therapeutic Arts from the University of South Wales.
Eleanor Sykes uses her practice as a tool to investigate the world around her. Eleanor’s illustrations arrive through a visual conversation with the accidental, the absurd and are highly coloured. Her work discusses what it means to be human, often honing in on the mundane moments, but also from the perspective of being a woman. Her work has moved recently from 2D into more tactile objects, using textile rug techniques to create work you can touch, or wear in order to create experiential scenarios. Eleanor recently completed a degree in Illustration at Cardiff Met University.
Instagram : @eleanorsykesillustrator
Yusun Won's works cross the boundary between everyday object and art object. The ceramic vessels she creates, explore the separation between objects, in order to confound expectation and challenge sight and the notion of the object as a carrier; it is as much to do with the empty space of the container, which reveals its thingness and is metaphorically a conveyor of existence, containing traces of being and its absence simultaneously. The grouping of objects and how they are presented have become a crucial part of the work. Yusun travelled from Korea to study and complete an MA in Ceramics at Cardiff Met University.
Instagram : @yusunwon_ceramics