After many months of pondering, weeks of hoping and finally a few days of fretting I was delighted to hear of being selected for the 2010/2011 Florence Trust residency. I will be moving into my new surroundings at the start of August, but in the mean time have lots to organise – such as finding someone to take over my current studio in Bethnal Green! The residency is the final piece of jigsaw of a big year for me, but more on that later.
The Florence Trust provides the opportunity to join a small group of carefully selected and talented artists working for an intense and concentrated period of one year, pushing boundaries and exploring new ideas.
Housed in St. Saviours, an inspiring Grade 1 listed Victorian church, the Florence Trust offers you an exceptional experience through our networks, support and reputation. This goes well beyond the normal provision of studio space. For many of our previous artists, their period with us has been a turning point in their careers.
The current FT artists are nearing the end of their time with the residency and their summer exhibition opens to the public on Thursday 8th July (6 – 9pm) and is then open daily until Monday 19th (12 – 6pm). I saw last years summer show opening which was fantastic and a great way to spend a summers evening , if you haven’t yet visited make sure you do over the next few weeks.