ActionSpace artist Thompson Hall has been selected to be Autograph’s Artist-In-Residence. The residency will take place January – March 2022 in Autograph’s building in Shoreditch, London. This incredible residency is an open-ended opportunity, providing space to think and create without the expectation of a fixed outcome. The residency also provides Thompson with travel expenses, a stipend to support the residency, a materials budget, production assistance, a private studio space and access to Autograph’s archive.
This will be Autograph’s first on site residency and is an outcome of their ongoing work in collaboration with Project Art Works, on the EXPLORERS project, and with Shape Arts on the Transforming Leadership programme, which Thompson is currently on. The Transforming Leadership programme is a two year programme provided to seven disabled and neurodiverse artists with mentors and opportunities to support in developing their practice and creative careers. Thompson has received mentoring from Autograph’s Learning and Participation Manager, Livvy Murdoch, and Autograph’s Director, Mark Sealy.
“Over the last year or so I have had the privilege of getting to know Thompson Hall and share thoughts with him. This has been a journey through both words and images. His work in our time is pressing and urgent and I am delighted to have him join us for this residency.”
— Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph