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Artists in residence in schools, with community group and at Byam Shaw


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Nancy Willis

Residencies at The Weekend Academy


The W
eekend Academy welcomes proposals from schools and community groups to develop and manage artists’ residencies, both at Byam Shaw and within the community. Residencies inspire artists and participants alike, re-energising participating staff and students.

“I had the chance to work with a large and diverse group of students and I found the experience exhilarating.”


Lynn Cox, EYoDP artist-in-residence, 2003

Artists-in-residence have the opportunity to expand their practice both through teaching and discussion, and via access to technical and workshop facilities at Byam Shaw. Students and communities working with artists-in-residence have close and regular contact with a practising artist, whom they get to know on a personal and a professional level.

EYoDP artist-in-residence Lynn Cox (right)Collograph materials: printmaking residencyNancy Willis monoprintEYoDP artist-in-residence Nancy Willis (right)Participants hanging printsParticipants discussing prints
Artists’ residencies, 2003

Tim Dixon, postgraduate student at Byam Shaw, undertook a residency at Bridge School, Elthorne Road, leading workshops with students with autistic-spectrum special needs.

Installation view of students' work Tim Dixon residencyYounger students visiting during Tim Dixon residency
Lynn Cox and Nancy Willis were appointed as artists-in-residence as part of The Weekend Academy’s European Year of Disabled People activities. Both artists led workshops with summer school participants.

Sculptor Lynn Cox developed large-scale wall-drawings and light-drawings for a forthcoming exhibition.

Lynn Cox working with students EYoDP summer school
Painter-printmaker Nancy Willis spent an intensive period using Byam Shaw’s etching and intaglio facilities.

Nancy Willis and printmaking students, EYoDP summer school