Artists in residence with artistay
Duquemin, Judith: Painting, Australia/UK
Saturday, 19 November 2011
City and country
Sydney Australia/London United Kingdom
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Colour Field Art, Abstraction, Non Objective Art, Digital Art
Duration of my residency
Reason(s) of the residency
Preparation of an exhibition
Practice led research
What was my residency project?
I am currently a travelling artist. I left Australia in March 2009 to research and exhibit internationally. I am based in the United Kingdom where I am currently self-employed.
I attended the artist residency - Pxxx in France to make work for an international exhibition of Non - Objective Art at Schwartz Gallery in Hackney Wick, London in October 2010. The exhibition was titled: "Und 6 Intercontinental". Curated by Billy Gruner (Australia), Jan van der Ploeg (Holland), & Tilman (Belgium).
For the exhibition I created an abstract wall piece titled: "Activity Pack", Acrylic on Coloured Foam Squares. This resulted in a second group exhibition of Non Objective Art at Is Projects in Leiden, Holland in October 2010. A third exhibition of Non Objective Art titled: 'Off Spring' opens at ParisCONCRET, Paris on March 12, 2011.
I am colourfield artist. “I utilize flat colour fields, geometry, and simple algorithm to explore colour interaction through contemporary approaches to abstract painting”.
During the residency, I took part in a public event
Positive aspects I have gained from my residency
Pxxx provides an economical option for dedictated contemporary artists to create work in an atmosphere of solitude and trust. It attracts artists from all over the world from all creative fields. It is a privately owned and managed convent in St Erme, a small village in Picardie in North East France. I met many people there from all over the world. The residents of Pxxx are notably artists exploring contemporary themes within their respective practices. One is provided with their own room and studio. The facilities are fairly basic but this is compensated by the spacious natural environment around the convent and throughout the village. A highlight of the residency was cooking and sharing food, and conversing with other residents, in the huge kitchen at meal times.
Pxxx provided me with the opportunity to create work without the expense of high studio rental schemes in London.In effect I went to an artist residency in France to make work for an exhibition in London because it was a cheaper option for an artist on the road, and in retrospect, much more rewarding
Funding of the residency
My opinion on artistay's service:
Artistay has helped me many times over a five year period. Artistay never fails to offer solutions to artists requiring facilities in order to create. Always polite, Catherine and Christophe know and understand the artist's dedication to art and their need for facilities in which to make art.