Current: Open Call
We are currently accepting applications for the Solo Residency (Spring 2021). All applicants are automatically considered for our Radical Residency® programme.
Deadline for submissions is Saturday, 24 October 2020.
Current: Radical Residency® V
Working Studios: 8 August-5 September 2020
Exhibition: 10-26 September
How to apply
Applications for our residency programmes are possible through our Open Calls. Artists can apply to the Solo Residency programme with their portfolio (10 images of their work, bio, artist statement and cv). We are only accepting applications through our online system. We are not accepting direct applications via email. All Applicants are automatically considered for future Radical Residencies®.
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Our residency programmes are open to artists of all ages, backgrounds and disciplines, that are not currently enrolled in a university course, including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom.
If you have any more questions regarding the application process, please write us an email.
The gallery is offering one artist access for three months to one of its spectacular 350 square foot studio spaces, with both natural and professional lighting. Working above the gallery space, the successful applicant has the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors and the wider public whilst visiting ongoing exhibitions and events organised in the gallery. The residency programme also provides guidance from gallery directors as well as the Solo Residency Exhibition organised in the studio space upstairs. The applicants are also automatically considered for the Radical Residency® programme.
Past resident artists are Los Bravú, Sarah Dwyer, Shinuk Suh, Sanne Vaassen, ubada muti, Solveig Settemsdal, Bianca Barandun, Thomas Garnon, Emma Corrall, Thomas Langley, Morgan Wills, Harrison Pearce and José Carlos Naranjo. We have been excited and delighted to see our residents move on to solo shows, awards, and further residency programmes.
This dynamic and innovative opportunity provides ten artists from across the world a communal studio space for four weeks, culminating in a group exhibition featuring works exclusively created on the premises.
The Radical Residency® programme is a direct response to the calibre of applications received for the coveted 3 month solo residency based on the first floor of Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop. Due to the high standard of applicants, it only seemed logical to expand the programme whilst also allowing an opportunity for the public to witness the artists during a ‘studio work-in-progress’ environment through a series of open discussions and critical seminars. Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop founder and director Stacie McCormick sees the Radical Residency® as a means of providing not only space and time for artists to work on their own individual practices, but also to open up opportunities for dialogue and exchange, transforming the normally hushed gallery space into a thriving hub of potential provocation and conversation. This is a place where artists have a chance to learn from each other, disrupting their routine, change context, reflect comparatively, as well as garner feedback and support from both colleagues and visitors all within a nurturing professional space.
Past residents include Ana Barriga, Charles Laib Bitton, Luke Chiswell, Alexia Laferté Coutu, Juls Gabs, Luca Grimaldi, Sooim Jeong, Anna Lytridou, Daniel Solomons, Karen Thomas, Tobias Becker, Sam Carvosso, Sooyoung Chung, Juliette Dominati, Géraldine Honauer, Hun Kyu Kim, Jean-Baptiste Lagadec, Henry Tyrrell, Lucille Uhlrich, Poppy Whatmore, Sol Bailey-Barker, Gwenyth Fugard, Mirra Goldfrad, Connie Harrison, Jae Jo, Amina McConvell, Amy Mizrahi, Lucian Strindberg Boyle, Dominic Till, Frank Wasser, Javier Torras Casas, Yu Ting Ong, Evy Jokhova, Eugene Macki, Paula Baader, Nemo Nonnenmacher, Ant Hamlyn, Julia Court and Diane Chappalley.
We support critical art writing practices and invite three resident writers per year. Striving to foster an academic exchange within our exhibition and residency programmes. Past collaborations include the Critical Writing in Art & Design Course at the Royal College of Art. Our first Writing Resident was Jacqueline Duan in 2018 and our Current Writing Resident is Elisabeth Tomlinson.