Our annual residency programme for recent Arts graduates 'Hot House' begins again in August. 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 consisted of weekly mentoring sessions throughout August within an open studio in Cardiff whilst the gallery is closed to the public, from the Curatorial Team at MADE, and an external professional artist visits, including full access to the studio space plus a bursary of £500 as an artist fee.
The mentoring culminated in an exhibition showcase of the work developed over the programme at Cardiff MADE, in early September. Hot House forms part of our Arts Council of Wales enabled annual programme.
Mae ein rhaglen breswyl flynyddol ar gyfer graddedigion celf 'Hot House' yn dechrau eto mis Awst. Gydag artistiaid yn cael eu dethol o sioeau gradd ar draws De Cymru, mae'r mis hwn o gefnogaeth curadurol a chyfle i greu gwaith sydd wedi ei ariannu yn cynnig pont I bractis proffesiynol.
Mae Hot House yn cynnig tair wythnos o fentora gan y tim curadurol yn MADE. Ymweliadau gydag artistiaid proffesiynol allanol a mynediad i ofod stiwdio, yn ogystal â bwrsariaeth o £500 tuag at ddeunyddiau/ffi artist.
Pen llanw'r cyfnod mentora hyn fydd arddangosfa yn Cardiff MADE. Mae Hot House yn ran o'n rhaglen flynyddol sy'n cael ei gefnogi gan Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru.
We are looking for recent graduates who are committed to pursuing their arts practice beyond college and will consider applications from 2022 graduates of visual arts courses, working across Fine Art, Performance, Illustration, Sculpture, Photography and Textiles.
Applicants must be available from 03/08/23 - 05/9/23 to participate in the programme and install the show.
Rydym yn chwilio am raddedigion diweddar sydd â’r ymroddiad i ddilyn eu practis celf tu hwnt i'r coleg ac fe fyddwn yn ystyried ceisiadau gan raddedigion celf weledol 2021 yn y meysydd Celf Gain, Perfformiad, Darlunio, Cerflunio, Ffotograffiaeth a Thecstiliau
Rhaid i ymgeiswyr fod ar gael rhwng 03/08/23 - 05/9/23 er mwyn cymryd rhan yn y rhaglen ac i osod eu gwaith ar gyfer y sioe.
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For the hot house project I wanted to continue on with my themes of research around land and the stories that will carry us forward to a more connected life. I took the opportunity of the hothouse to work in installation.
Still finding myself drawn to wool I examined my personal reasons for being drawn to it. Wool is a dead material often left to waste and separated from its contextual environment. However wool carries our stories and histories in our textiles even though it is now disregarded.
This research was especially helped by Rebecca Wyn Kelly who helped guide me and have confidence in my love of wool just as she does. There was something continual and hopeful in wool, It has a quite continual perseverance that needs to be honoured.
I found Hot House to be a great support through this daunting transitional period of life and practice after just graduating.
Having the residency to begin independent working with encouragement and support alongside the shared studio space to connect ideas and inspiration, has given me a lot of fulfilment in my practice.
It’s also been a refreshing reminder of the excitement of making work to show, communicating and working with new people.
The guidance and support offered through Hothouse allowed me to reimagine my work and explore new avenues, pushing my practise with the support of mentoring and studio access.
Organisations like Hothouse are vital for emerging artists to help alleviate the uncertain transition between university and the art world. Being in a new environment created an ideal space to react to the surroundings given and create site specific work.
Working in a small group fostered artistic discussion and shared knowledge cultivating in common threads forming from bouncing off each other.
Hothouse was a great experience and Zoe and Josh made it a welcoming and exciting place to be!
The Hothouse residency has been the ideal transition from university. I felt at home there from the start - Zoe and Josh created a relaxed and welcoming environment which allowed us the freedom to play in the space without any restrictions.
Working in a collaborative space where we could bounce ideas off each other – rather than being confined to our own ideas by working alone - and having Zoe, Josh and Rebecca as mentors was invaluable. Despite our differing styles, materials and approaches we were able to find a common thread through our work and create a cohesive exhibition that tied together similar themes and colour palette.
It’s been a really fun month and it was exciting to end it with an exhibition showing what has been produced and giving us experience planning and preparing a space for a show.
The Hothouse Residency is set up to assist graduates at precisely the time they need it most - an essential transition from student to an independently exhibiting artist.
The importance of having programmes like these really cannot be overstated; they cultivate progression and actively promote engagement in a wider creative community that graduates may feel alienated from otherwise.
Being a resident artist of the Hot House program gave me a space to really push and pull at the corners of my practice.
Finishing a creative degree is a really scary time especially knowing that you won't easily be able to walk into a job with your new qualifications...
Hot house provided me with a space for my process to happen outside of the restraints of working towards deadlines.
Eleanor Sykes and Yusun Won, Hot House 2021