This August, Towner is opening up its ground floor studio to become an interactive workspace and creative community for artists.
Over four weeks, forty artists — selected after an Open Call earlier this year — will come together to share ideas and perspectives, form intergenerational and intercultural connections and support each other in generating new artworks, collaborations and opportunities from across disciplines and regions. Everyone taking part will then have the chance to book a space at Towner to use again, either as a group or individually in the future.
The space will be open to the public for the duration of Open Plan. It is free, drop-in event so you’ll get an opportunity to view the artist's process and artistic practice firsthand.
Participating artists are:
Week 1: Sue Baker, Lindsay Connors, Nadine Feinson, Susie Frank, Ross Hammond, Lesley Greening- Lassoff, Ellie Greenwood, Tony AKA Guilt Couturier, James Joslin, Sara Kerry, Sarah Mulholland, Christopher Sacre and Chris Shaw Hughes
Artist leading workshop: Florence Peake
Week 2: Sam Ayre, Anne Barrell, Kareen Herbert, Philippa Johnson, Judy Martin, Ione Milner-Gulland , Laura Ribbons, Carol Ann Slater, Alan B Smith, Jenny Staff and April Yasamee
Artist leading workshop: Gal Leshem
Week 3: Reem Acason, Elizabeth Doak, Lena Holt, Heinz Michael Kalkbrenner, Ivilina Kouneva, Miguel Martin, Isabel Mills, Liz Pearson, Liz Purkis, Sarah Strachan, Isabela Vasques and Anne-Marie Watson
Artist leading workshop: Helen Cammock
Week 4: Judith Alder, Shirley Archibald, William Ede, Geraldine Franklin, Sharon Haward, Rosie Heliwell, Jordyn Ive, Tracy Jones, Laura Picarelli, David Reed, Claire Shoosmith and Charlotte Still
Artist leading workshop: Lolly Adams