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Mehreen Murtaza, And here I dreamt I was an Architect, digital collage, 2010. Courtesy of Grey Noise, Dubai.

Mehreen Murtaza, God Bless the Institute of Probably Asleep, Blissfully Asleep, digital collage, 2010. Courtesy of Grey Noise, Dubai.

Muhammad Zeeshan, High Notes, Gouache on wasli

 Imran Channa, Bandashama series iii, 2010. Digital print on paper.

 Imran Channa, Find The Real Jinnah, 2008. Digital print on paper.

Basir Mahmood, Thank You For Coming, 2013, video still.

Basir Mahmood, One For Each, Two For All (Triptich), 2013. Acrylic face mounted photo rag.

Fazal Rizvi, But I only just want to know you, video still, 2011.

Fazal Rizvi, My Mother's (only) Daughter, video still, 2011.

Applications for 2014 now closed. Artist selected for 2014: Fazal Rizvi

Gasworks is delighted to announce the re-instatement of our residency for emerging to mid-career artists living and working in Pakistan.

This residency is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust and the British Council Pakistan. VASL, Karachi will be projects partners for the residency.

 The residency comprises:

  • accommodation and basic living expenses in London
  • materials/production budget
  • travel costs from Pakistan to London
  • a studio at Gasworks
  • an artist's talk and Open Studio, or similar public presentations, at Gasworks
  • administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from Gasworks

This residency focuses on professional development, artistic exchange and the development of artistic process. The support, networks and creative environments that Gasworks can offer will provide the artist with the means to research and experiment with new work, taking an important step in an international context.

The residency is process-led and open-ended, as such it is focused on the development of a project rather than a finished product. Please note, although the residency is process focused, the proposal element of the application is an important tool for us in the assessment of suitability for the residency. To be considered for the residency, applicants should outline themes for research or experimentation that they would like to carry out during their stay in London. Ideally this should constitute a proposal specific to the context of London. All Gasworks residencies culminate in an Open Studio weekend where the artist has an opportunity to present work in progress to the public and local curators.

Overview of Gasworks International Residency Programme - please click here and scroll to 'Overview'

Please read this before applying.

Selection and eligibility
The residency is open to contemporary visual artists working in all disciplines, however one must note the restricted facilities. Emerging and mid-career artists involved in high quality art practice who have not had the opportunity to work in London before are prioritised.

Applicants should have a sophisticated and developed practice. They should be able to show in their application a solid and coherent body of work. Applying artists should have a good level of spoken English, and should feel comfortable engaging in artistic discussions in English. This will allow the selected artist to take most advantage of both the studio environments and London's wider artistic and cultural context.

Application procedure

We prefer digital applications PDF format (preferably as one or two concise PDF document, NOT many seperate PDF documents) as, in nearly all cases, they are cheaper and less time-consuming both for the artist and for us to process. PLEASE NOTE, there is a 10MB limit on each email sent to us. If your application requires more than one email in order to be delivered successfully due to the weight of the files, please consider sending it via an online files sharing service such as Dropbox or yousendit.

There is no application form. Please read the information about Gasworks International Residency Programme carefully (linked above) and then please include the following in your application:

1. A proposal in no more than 300 words outlining your proposed intentions for the residency, be this a research focus or simply a starting point for the residency activity.

2. An artist's statement of not more than 250 words describing your practice and areas of interest as an artist.

3. A minimum of 10 images of recent work with captions and a short description if necessary.

4. A curriculum vitae.

5. Any relevant documentation (e.g. articles or papers about the work or exhibitions, publications, etc).

6. A cover sheet with name, contact address, e-mail, telephone and fax numbers if available, plus confirmation that you will be available for the duration of the residency dates if selected. 

Email applications should be sent to:

Residencies Assistant, Gasworks

If you prefer to post your application, please send it to:

Rowan Geddis
Residencies Programmer
Gasworks International Residency Programme
155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH

Gasworks does not accept responsibility for loss or damage of applications. Please note that materials cannot be returned.