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Open Studios: 12-6pm, Artist Presentations: 4pm

Get to know our artists in residence at this free event offering visitors a unique opportunity to visit them in their studios and discuss their research and work-in-progress developed during the residency. Artists: Sarah Rose (New Zealand), Janaina Wagner (Brazil), and Laima Leyton and Lexy Morvaridi (UK).

The artists have made some of their recent projects and research available on our website for those who are unable to visit.


During her residency at Gasworks, Sarah Rose is extending her research into material realities, properties and their wider ecology, network and effects. She is conducting research in the Paleontology Collection at the Natural History Museum and the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary University London. Alongside this she plans to reinstate Metro newspapers into lumber, subtracting the highest circulating print media in the United Kingdom from distribution.

During her residency at Gasworks, Janaina Wagner continues working on the release of her latest film, Curupira e a máquina do destino (2021). She will also research the history and visual representations of the Year Without a Summer, a phenomenon in 1816 of severe climate abnormalities caused by a series of volcanic eruptions. This research will inform her new project, Red sky, black sun, a science fiction-inspired documentary situated in the present. The main character of the film is a Nellore, a breed of cattle that is now the most industrialized and exported livestock of Brazil - the largest exporter of red meat on the planet.

Participation artists in residence Laima Leyton and Lexy Morvaridi are using a residency studio to work on InnerSwell. Developed as a series of collaborations with people living in the vicinity of Gasworks, the project explores memory and sound, social documentation and the creative process, inspired by Deep Listening.