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I am an active member of the Southwest arts’ community –  a Spike Island Associate (since 2015), Artist Network Member RWA (since 2016), committee member of Visual Arts South West and member of artist research groups – Space, Place, Practice and Throes of Grief.

2023                Jan: member of Space Place Practice, an artist research hub, Bath Spa University

2022                member of Throes of Grief, (TOG) an artist led research initiative exploring themes of Grief

2022                Recipient of DYCP, Arts Council England: Project ‘What it is to be There’

2022                Research Development Award, ‘The Generativity of Materials: Creativity, Memory and Place’ University of Wales, TSD – part of the Impact Accelerator Programme (RIAP) – with Professor Louise Steel & Assoc. Professor Lesel Dawson (The Grief Channel)

2021                Funded research project, Brigstow Institute, University of Bristol with Ass. Professor Lesel Dawson and Dr. Julian Brigstocke.

2019                Founded The Garage  – a permanent residency space for artists

2016                Ran The Unit:  a temporary residency space in an empty shop, St James Arcade Bristol.

2014                MA Fine Art (Distinction ), University of Brighton

Selection of exhibitions:  

Residency exhibition  at The Factory Porth. (May 2023)

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (2016, 2018, 2020 & 2021)

Wales Contemporary, London (2021 & 2022),  Deptford X (2015)

Wells Art Contemporary, Somerset (2019 & 20)

Art Habens Biennial (2019), Turps Banana painters ‘Cosmic Fishing’ (2019)

Whitenoise Projects, The Crypt London (2019)
Solo with BabyForest (2018)
Tate Exchange with Spike Island Associates (2017)

Spike Associates at Spike Open Studios (2017)

Wing Art Gallery, Sussex (2016)

Spike Island Test Space (2016)

Flux @ Royal College of Art (2015)

Strata @ Clerkenwell (2015)

recent exhibitions:

 2023 – 2024

Nov-Feb’24     Group exhibition ’inside:outside’ at Oriel y Bont Gallery, University of South Wales.

Oct-Jan’24       Group exhibition of international artists ‘At a Loss’ at Barry and Penarth, Sth Wales

Sept 23-           Return exchange with Durden & Ray, Los Angeles – American and UK artists at

Oct 6               The Launderette, Stokes Croft.

Selection of residencies and talks:

 April 2023        Residency and women’s workshops at The Factory, Porth.

Nov 2022         Invited speaker (1 of 2) + exhibition of work at launch of a Unesco-Bridges Hub at University of Wales: E(e)arth :  Focus – use of earth as indigenous people.

July 2022         Residency at Garw Valley, Sth Wales to collaborate with invited artists.

June 2022        Residency at The Garage with Tommy Cha (sound) and Matteo Amadio (audio visual)

2013                Year-long residency in a disused block at Royal Sussex Hospital – https://helenacklam.weebly.com

Funding awards :

 2022                Recipient of DYCP, Arts Council England: Project ‘What it is to be There’ (till April ‘23)

2022                Research Development Award, ‘The Generativity of Materials: Creativity, Memory and Place’ University of Wales, TSD – part of  RIAP – with Professor Louise Steel & Assoc. Professor Lesel Dawson.  Two further workshops to practically consider the above.

2021                Awarded Ideas Exchange, Brigstow Institute: enabled me to lead workshops with interdisciplinary group of artist and academic researchers exploring Grief, Place and the Earth.

 

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