‘The Core’ Artist Residency
During their weekend residency at GreatArt, Sarah and Maria will explore how drawing, mark making and performance can work together. They will consider the exposing public context of the shop, contrasted with their personal, mostly private art practices.
They will work in the shop’s red cube structure as their base, turning the hollow frame into a solid box with the use of materials. They are working with a theme of “the core”- thinking about ideas of containment, internal and external, hollow and solid boundaries, open and closed, the hidden and revealed.
Sarah and Maria met 11 years ago at Wimbledon College of Art whilst undertaking their BA Degree together in Fine Art, and have remained close friends since this time.
Sarah Hill completed MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art in 2016. She is researching invisibility and presence as her main theme, investigating how a sense of being ‘seen’ and noticed (or vice versa) can affect a person’s sense of value and place in the world. Text and sketchbooks are crucial to processing ideas with a repetitive and obsessive process.
Maria Constantinou completed BA Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art in 2009. Her work focuses on drawing, sketchbooks, photography and performance. Her inspiration comes from personal memories, and thoughts of the past and present. She is influenced by both outsider art and contemporary art.
Sarah and Maria were awarded this residency for their performance of Rejection as part of the Hundred Years Gallery Open call 2017.
This residency has been organised in partnership with Hundred Years Gallery which is only a short walk from GreatArt at 13 Pearson Street, E2 8JD