In 2012 and 2013, Magic of Persia will be collaborating with Gasworks to put in place residencies for Iranian artists. More information on this initiative will be available soon.
Established in 1994, Gasworks is a contemporary art organisation based in South London, housing twelve artists' studios and offering a programme of exhibitions and events, artists’ residencies, international fellowships and educational projects. Nine studios are rented to London-based artists and three are reserved for an International Residency Programme for non-UK based artists.
Gasworks hosts up to twelve residencies a year, encouraging the exchange of ideas between international and local practitioners. The non-prescriptive and process-based nature of the residencies allows visiting artists to develop projects in response to their new context, or to conduct research benefiting from London’s resources. As a result, residencies generally culminate in an Open Studio. The residencies programme is also accompanied by activities such as talks and seminars, aiming to introduce the general public to international artists and their practice.
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