The Residency: Spontaneous Practices

Fact Not Fiction Films have produced a unique documentary entitled The Residency, directed by Monika Grassl, a feature-length film that explores the first ever da Vinci artist residency, which took place in the summer of 2016 in Nuremburg. A year on, the five leading emerging artists who attended the residency meet again for a special one-week exhibition at the Herrick Gallery, London, from 26 September to 1 October.

With an understanding of landscape as corporeal, geographical, psychological and or political, leading emerging artists Dr Suzi Morris, Melody Park, Sam Stopford, David Schroeter and Jonathan Kelly reveal one or more of these elements through a range of painting practices. The five artists were originally selected for the Residency in Germany from five of the leading British art schools as representatives of painting today. Melody Park (Kingston University) is an artist who is quicker with her hands than with her head. Thus, when she was inspired by something, she wants to tap into it immediately, at that very moment. She paints quickly without interpretation and works continually without retouching.

The film includes a unique exhibition at the Herrick Gallery, London, this autumn.

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