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Standpoint Futures 2014
Development residencies for artist from regional UK

Emily Speed
7 April - 16 May 2014

Human Castle, Edinburgh Art Festival 2012

The idea of shelter and the inhabitant is explored within Emily Speed’s practice; including how a person is shaped by the buildings they have occupied and how a person occupies their own psychological space.

Emily Speed is based in Cheshire and has a studio at The Royal Standard in Liverpool. Emily studied for a BA (Hons) Drawing & Painting, Edinburgh College of Art from 1997 – 2001 before completing an MA in Fine Art: Drawing at University of the Arts London: Wimbledon College of Art in 2005-6.

In 2013 Emily was nomiated for the Northern Art Prize. Her work is held in many collections including Arts Council Collection, Tate Artists’ Book Collection, Hospitalfield Trust, Women’s Studio Workshop, NY and Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis.

*Save the date* Emily Speed's public presentation will be taking place on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Standpoint Futures Residencies 2013/14 include:

Candice Jacobs (England)
Residency dates Monday 30 September – Friday 8 November

Marie Toseland (early career artist)
Residency dates Monday 11 November – Friday 21 December

Tom Varley (Scotland)
Residency dates Monday 13 January - Friday 21 February

Laura Reeves (Wales)
Residency dates Monday 24 Feb – Friday 4 April

Emily Speed (England)
Residency dates Monday 7 April – Friday 16 May

The artists were selected by a panel representing our partner organisations, comprising Hannah Firth, Curator at Chapter, Cardiff; Matt Burrows, Curator at Exeter Phoenix; Angela Lennon, Curator at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen; Elizabeth Murphy, Co-director at The Royal Standard, Liverpool and Fiona MacDonald, Curator at Standpoint.

Standpoint Futures visual art development residencies are for emerging/mid career artists, based outside Greater London. They are designed to be flexible and responsive to the project, needs and desired outcomes of individual participants. The residency's chief aims are to provide high quality, individualized opportunities to develop the artist's practice and career, and to integrate London and the regional UK art world to promote access and the exchange of ideas. 

We are grateful for the support of Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Creative Scotland and the Fenton Arts Trust, who are core funding the programme with Standpoint in 2013/14. In addition Tom Varley's residency is supported by Art Trust Scotland and The Hope Scott Trust.

And for the support of our regional partners with whom we run the programme and select artists: G39, Chapter, Peacock Visual Arts, Exeter Phoenix and The Royal Standard.








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