2024 Gasworks Residency London - call for applications

Gasworks and the Jan Warburton Charitable Trust invite applications for an artist from Aotearoa New Zealand to undertake a research residency at Gasworks, London from October – December 2024.

The residency offers an early / mid-career artist opportunities for self -led professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation and development of new international networks, and as such can be significant for the advancement of their career. Alongside the time for extensive practice- based research and access to artists in London with similar interests, Gasworks provides opportunities for the artist to develop new work and showcase their practice, work ethic and conceptual focuses to an international audience, including curators and collectors, unavailable in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The residency provides return flights to London, 24/7-access to a private studio space in the Gasworks building, accommodation in a house shared with three or four other international artists in residence with Gasworks, plus living and materials allowance.

The critical nature at the heart of Gasworks encourages the fostering of active dialogues with local creative practitioners, including artists, curators and writers, as well as direct engagement with important London-based artist-run spaces, collectives, galleries, museums, patrons and collectors.

Application Deadline: 29 April 2024
Successful artist notified by: 20 May 2024

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Previous residencies for artists from Aotearoa New Zealand at Gasworks

The Gasworks residency for an artist from Aotearoa New Zealand was started by the Jan Warburton Charitable Trust in 2016, and with support from private individuals, Creative New Zealand and the British Council Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific, has been an annual residency for the last seven years, missing only one year during covid. 2024 will be the eighth residency in the series. Artists who have been awarded the residency include:

Sriwhana Spong – 2016
Katrina Beekhuis - 2017
Hikalu Clarke – 2018
Christina Pataialii – 2019
(No residency in 2020, due to Gasworks being closed during covid)
Sarah Rose – 2021
Campbell Paterson – 2022
Sorawit Songsataya – 2023

This will be the eighth annual residency offered by the Jan Warburton Charitable Trust, with Gasworks. The residency is made possible through the generous donations of the private individuals who contribute to the NZ Friends of Gasworks, and, for the first time this year, a partnership with New Zealand-based beauty brand, Emma Lewisham. The British Council Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific have also generously committed to a second year of support for the residency. Without these individuals and organisations, the residency would not be possible.

Image credits:

  1. Sorowit Songsataya, Gasworks Open Studios, December 2023.
  2. Sorawit Songsataya studio at Gasworks Open Studios, Gasworks, London, December 2023
  3. Residency welcome (from left to right) Jose Garcia Olivia, Micha Serraf, Luis-Enrique Zela Koort, Sorawit Songsataya, Gideon Gomo