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Our Big Move Residents announced

3rd June 2015

In January we launched Our Big Move Residencies , which sought proposals for new work to mark Our Big Move from the Highfields area of Leicester into the city’s Cultural Quarter.

We invited artists to conceive ideas that would promote and celebrate our move to new premises and tell the story of LPW and printmaking; promote LPW as a provider of artist development opportunities and animate the building and relocation process for the public.

We had a fantastic response to the invitation and some great proposals for our selection panel* to choose from.

We’re delighted to announce that we have now selected Our Big Move Artists. They are: Emma Gardner and Sumiko Eadon, Sarah Kirby and Theo Miller.

Emma Gardner and Sumiko Eadon, LPW artists and current studio volunteers, will work collaboratively for the first time, documenting the move through an interactive ‘library’ and projected pieces. “We’re delighted about this opportunity and are also very excited about working together. We both love working at LPW and we are very happy to be able to make some new work about this important event.”

Sarah Kirby, LPW Exhibitions Technician and Framing Specialist, plans to tell the story of LPW and its place in printmaking practice and in the City.

Theo Miller, winner of the LPW Prize at De Montfort University’s Art and Design degree show in 2014, proposes an ode to printmaking. “Having graduated in Fine Art last summer from De Montfort University, I am over the moon to be able to progress with the support and knowledge of Leicester Print Workshop. I will be creating non-archival prints: experimenting with papers and pigments to create prints that will be elemental time markers for the big move, and will age alongside the building itself.”

We’re really looking forward to hosting our Resident Artists over the coming months. They will be utilising our buildings, current and new, and working with our staff, members, visitors, architects and contractors.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal. Keep watching this space to find out about how our Residents get on and how their projects take shape.