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Current residency artist Simon Bayliss public event

Thursday 2 March 8-10pm


For the culmination of his Standpoint Futures residency Simon Bayliss is collaborating with artists and musicians working with pop music, rave and live performance. The event has developed through conversations with Sian Dorrer performing as Acid Prawn, and Susie Green who collaborates with Bayliss as Splash Addict.

The idea of metamorphosis stems from Splash Addict’s latest track, a dance cover of ‘Smalltown Boy’ by Bronski Beats, the lyrics of which describe a painful life-transition from oppressive parochial sexual-conservatism to urban liberation.

Acid Prawn’s piece ‘What Women Do’ (featuring Joey Four) features live soundtrack, online make-up tutorials and sandwich making. Rafal Zajko will be performing a psychedelic sound work in collaboration with pop singer Zoee. Lobsta B aka Leon Bayliss, will be DJing a ‘pop-rave megamix’.

Studio 4, Chisenhale Studios, 64-84 Chisenhale Rd, London E3 5QZ

Please Buzz the Office for entry or call 020 8981 1916


Simon Bayliss residency dates: 23 January - 3 March 2017

Simon explores identity and what it means to be both ‘rural’ and queer. He attempts to queer, and make contemporary, rural themes such as landscape painting and slipware pottery. He also collaborates with artist Lucy Stein as BLISS (Bayliss & Stein), and has recently set up the ‘Artist Tea Towel Company’. Simon is based in Cornwall.




Coming up:

AJ Stockwell (20 March - 28 April)

AJ is interested in how human life can be defined and archived through objects and materials, and how communication can operate across timelines through a shared 'material' culture. Working across mediums, sculpture, video and text, recent work has focused on observing ceramic artefacts as objects that can endure whole civilisations and cultures, presenting a constructed image of past lives. AJ is based in Cardiff. She completed her MA in Ceramics in 2014, and her residency is supported by The Fenton Arts Trust.

Nicola Dale (15 May - 23 June)

Nicola Dale makes sculptures and performances that arise mainly out of research within institutional archives (recent examples include: Shanghai Library, National Arts Education Archive (YSP), University of Manchester’s Medical School). She is interested in how “knowledge” manifests itself and how its continuation is constructed. Nicola is based in Stockport.


Standpoint Futures residencies will be run in partnership and hosted with Chisenhale Studios in 2017.

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, individualised opportunities to develop the artist's practice and career, and to promote the exchange of ideas between London and the wider UK art world.

Studio 4, Chisenhale Studios, where Futures artists will be based in 2017.

Credit: Tessa Whitehead, Studio4 Installation, 2015


We are grateful for the support of Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Chisenhale Studios and the Fenton Arts Trust.

For further details please look at the archive from previous years.

For further information please contact:
0208 981 1916 /