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Dirty Practice 2019/Residency
1-5 July 2019
Wolverhampton School of Art

The event is structured in two parts, a 5-day ‘studio residency’ where we invite practitioners to develop work and engage with the studio practice, and a symposium. Lunch breaks and social events will offer an opportunity to discuss ideas and share practices. The residency closes with a symposium towards the end of the studio period, this year on a Thursday morning.

The studio practice will be complemented by lunch-time ‘provocations‘, a brief presentation by practitioners to discuss practices and ideas.


Dirty Practice Studio, 2015

Monday Morning 1 July 2019: Begin of Residency

The Monday is dedicated to move into the studios, set up the work space and get started for the residency.

11 AM:  Residency organiser Maggie Ayliffe and Christian Mieves will give a brief introduction to the residency and this year’s theme Don’t wash your hands!

Tea and coffee will be available.

This will be followed by a brief introduction of all participants.  We will ask all contributors to show three images of their current practice and  introduce themselves in 3 Mins.

Please note that the studio residency does not cover any expenses or material. You will be provided with a studio space. Refreshments and coffee/tea breaks will be available.

Finally, the first day will be completed by a residency dinner in the studio spaces, coinciding with an alumni event.

Alumni event 2017Alumni Event 2017, Wolverhampton School of Art

Dirty Practice Schedule 2019

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Dirty Practice event, Arena Theatre,  2016

Participants 2019:

Adkins, Kirsten , PhD candidate, WSA

Ayliffe, Maggie WSA

Beattie, Clare  UCA

Byrne, Sarah WSA

Sean Derrick  WSA

Holly Herzberg  WSA

Sacha Smith WSA

Collins, Rebecca WSA

Crawford, Holly  Artist New York

Griffin, Aaron  Staffordshire University

Harris, Simon WSA

Kelland, Dean WSA

Kemshell, Edward WSA

Magdeburg, Rachel PhD candidate, WSA

Mccoig, Mac WSA

Metherell, Lisa BCU

Mieves, Christian WSA

Norton, Jan WSA

Rogers, Gavin WSA

Rohr, Doris Liverpool Hope University

Sanderson, Jackaline  WSA

Shirley, Stephen WSA

Ward, Henry Freelands Foundation, London