Holme Fen Landscape with Pylons; Nisha Keshav (Artists Respond 2022)
More funding for artists in 2022
The St Hugh’s Foundation is pleased to announce 6 Artists Respond grants for 2022 and a new recipient of the Claire Peasnall Memorial Award.
Earlier this year the St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts announced that it would be marking its 30 years as a Foundation by making 30 awards over the next 5 years to artists living or working in the City of Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (including North and North East Lincolnshire).
It also announced another round of funding through the Claire Frances Peasnall Memorial Award, offering £1,000 to an artist working primarily with painting or drawing.
The St Hugh’s Foundation is pleased to announce 6 Artists Respond grants for 2022:
Inspired by the rituals and routines that she has seen disappearing due to the pandemic, Charlene Clempson’s project ‘Soup tale’ will take her to markets, allotments, kitchens, homes, factories to draw, write, video and photograph the processes and procedures that connect to the making of a West Indian Soup.
Fiona Caley, a photographer based in Withernsea, will work with photography, paint and mixed media to respond to the different emotional, geographical, and physical elements that have impacted upon her life and practice over recent months, in order to produce new work that can take her forward.
Textiles, illustration and printing artist Ella Dorton will create a collection of collaged portraits using scraps – e.g. old bedsheets, curtains and clothes - and the kinds of materials we usually discard. The portraits will depict conversations with members of her community who have lived experience of the prison system and will include scenes from memory and imagination.
Artist, performer and maker Liz Dorton will research new directions for her puppet-making practice, exploring something simpler, more primal, unpredictable and joyful in her project ‘Joy Rummage’, including some studio-based work and some testing out of ideas in workshops.
Nisha Kavesh, a photographer based in Stamford, will use the award to develop her project ‘Lines in the Landscape’ - a contemplative study of Holme Fen which will capture the changing seasons and what she perceives to be the ‘stark beauty of the sublime, sometimes unforgiving’ landscape of the Fens.
Pianist Graziana Presicce will use the Artists Respond award to build her piano solo repertoire, focusing on the works of women composers, both through her own practice and piano lessons, with the aim of eventually disseminating these works and incorporating them into her future concert programmes.
The Foundation is also pleased to announce that the third Claire Frances Peasnall Memorial Award has been given to painter Jayne Cooper. This Award is made possible thanks to generous support from the Claire Peasnall Trust, and given in memory of former St Hugh’s Arts Award recipient, Claire Peasnall.
Jayne, who is based in Louth, will be using the Award to travel to northern Italy for 10 days, visiting the Galleria Nazionale di Parma to respond to the Maiolica tiles through writing, drawing, painting and photography.
Katie Green, Chair of the St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts describes: “Once again we received many more high quality applications than we were able to support, which shows the ambition, creativity and resilience of artists in our area of benefit.”
“We have been pleased to offer these Artists Respond awards in the first year of our campaign to celebrate the work of 30 artists for our 30 years as a Foundation. We look forward to supporting many more over the next 4 years. We are also thrilled that because of a generous donation from Claire Peasnall’s family, we will be able to make more awards in Claire’s name over the coming years.”
Details about future award programmes will be published online at https://www.sthughsfoundation.co.uk/. New funding programmes are usually announced each January.