Braziers International Artist's Workshop Residencies
Braziers is an artist-led organisation that promotes and supports international exchange for visual artists. Founded in 1995, they organise an annual workshop that invites about 25 artists from around the world for a 2-week group residency.
Braziers Workshop removes artists geographically and conceptually from their usual studio practice and brings them together in a way that is mutually beneficial, contributing to a developing international dialogue. Artists from Africa, Central Asia, Europe, India, North and South America have taken part, working in a variety of disciplines and media: time-based, photographic, film/video, new media, installation, painting and sculpture.
In recent years, Braziers have enabled selected artists' residencies to be extended for a further six-weeks in a number of host venues. Art Space Portsmouth hosted the following artists:
2007 - Larissa Sansour (Denmark)
2005 - Sharon Molloy (USA)
2004 - Vineta Kaulaca (Latvia)
Additionally, in 2006, two Art Space Portsmouth members, Natalie Dowse and Mike Blackman, participated in a reciprocal Arts Council England and Braziers International Artists Workshop Fellowship at 'Art Home' Riga, Latvia for six weeks.
To find out more about the Braziers Workshop please visit their website: http://www.braziersworkshop.org.uk/