Dates: 3rd June – 28th June 2019
Location: Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London, NW3 6DG
Open Studio: 17 – 28 July 2019
Andrew Omoding is an Ugandan born, London based artist who creates largely autobiographical works through an intuitive process that begins with the materials he gathers together and evolves around ever-changing stories describing his life and the world as he perceives it. His mixed media sculptures, books and costumes are made using found materials that he weaves, wraps, sews using systematic layering techniques often adding textiles, painted patterns and textures.
At the end of the Residency Omoding hosted an Open Studio inviting the audiences to engage with his works in progress. To view the Open Studio visit here.
Andrew Omoding explained:
“I’m happy to do some work at Camden Arts Centre.
Nice space with big windows.
I will make big big work.
I have never done this before.
People will help me.
People will come to see my work.
People will read my stories and enjoy my work.
I am very happy and excited”.
Sabine Unamun, Director, London, Arts Council England, said: “It is vital that everyone has the opportunity to develop their talent, irrespective of circumstance or background. We’re very proud that our Developing your Creative Practice fund has supported Andrew to evolve his work and secure a residency at Camden Arts Centre, providing a vital platform for audiences to see his artwork.”
Omoding was awarded a Developing your Creative Practice Award from Arts Council England to support his Residency alongside ongoing support from Camden Arts Centre and ActionSpace.
During his residency, Andrew Omoding collaborated and shared his work with a number of guests including: artist Celia Pym, Professor Trevor H.J. Marchand, film maker Posy Dixon, curator Lisa Slominski, Martin Clark – the Director of Camden Arts Centre, artist Andrian Lee and others.