Seawhite Studio Residencies - Simon Carter
Course Dates March 4th - March 8th (Mon - Friday) 2024
These week long residencies are dedicated time and a generous space to commit to making your work. This might be a space where you choose to work large and experimentally. It might be a space to spread out and look at lots of your work together, making helpful connections so that you can develop it further. It will be a space where you are supported and inspired by the company of other artists. We learn from each other. Simon Carter will be working on their own paintings during the week too. His role during the residency is to support and facilitate discussions, rather than to lead and “teach”. It is an opportunity to see how he undertake his own practise and navigates the highs and lows of the work as it progresses, in real time. During the week each artist will be exploring their own themes and subject. Everyone has a large working space and use of any of the studio equipment and materials that they need. It is a physical and mental space that you can stretch into and perhaps do work that you would not dare to do by yourself, in your own studio.
"For me, being in the studio is about finding things out, so I don't want to know too much about what I'm doing, except when actually painting. I certainly don't want to preconceive what it is I'm going to do.
My painting activity is based on observation and experiences, so as usual, I'll bring with me a group of drawings made on my walks in the landscape and in the studio I'll start to unpack what is in them, the marks, the lines, the rhythms, the spaces.
Working with a group of other artists concentrates the mind and intensifies the activity, so I'm expecting a lively and productive five days." Simon Carter
Apply for a place on a Residency
To ensure that your time is really well spent during your residency week we would like you to make an application. Preparing well before you come and having an online tutorial will be a huge benefit. Please submit 9 images of your work and two pieces of writing, each no more than 300 words. The first should be about your process and inspiration for your work. The second is about what you would like to get out of the residency and what you think you might need in terms of materials and equipment.
We will consider your application and get back to you quickly. If your application is successful we will fix a date and time for a one hour online tutorial with the tutor running the residency of your choice. This tutorial is an opportunity for a discussion about the most productive way to prepare for the residency week in terms of studies and preparatory work to bring with you and also what the studio can have in place for you when you arrive. It is also a time to discuss your work and get feedback from a fellow artist.
Please email your application to