Sea Change Residency

Latest 11 Jun 2019

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FLAMIN (Film London Artists' Moving Image Network), Lighthouse and Picture This partnered to present Sea-change, an opportunity for artists to apply to spend July to September 2011 in Bristol developing new moving image work in a unique supportive and creative environment. Following on from the successful Bristol Mean Time residency, the artist was invited to produce and exhibit a new project within Picture This' Atelier at Spike Island. In addition, the new work was premiered in collaboration with Lighthouse at a venue in the South East. The recipient of the Residency was Claire Hooper.

The residency incorporated

  • Access to studio and office space at Picture This in Bristol
  • Production, post-production and exhibition technology
  • Curatorial and technical mentoring and support
  • Accommodation and travel costs provided
  • Production budget of up to £4,000
  • Artist's Fee of £3,000
  • An exhibition of new work

Hooper worked closely with Picture This' production team and was provided with a studio within Picture This' Atelier for the duration of her stay. Hooper also had access to production, post-production and exhibition facilities ranging from lighting and hi-definition cameras to a Final Cut edit suite, DVD mastering technology and projectors, screens and play-back equipment. The Atelier is a large 220 metre square unit within Spike Island on the Harbourside in Bristol. The top lit, double height space will be made available for a production slot during the middle of the residency and for the final presentation of the work to the public.

Residency Partners


Lighthouse is a leading arts agency in South East England supporting, commissioning and showcasing new work by digital artists and filmmakers. Their mission is to enhance the cultural life of Digital Britain, through the creation of inspiring and vibrant programmes that show how artists and filmmakers can shape a changing media landscape. As advocates for digital art and moving image nationally and internationally, they show how digital culture is about much more than just technology and tools; it is about ideas, emotion, learning and aesthetics.

Picture This

Picture This works with contemporary artists' film and video through commissioning, exhibition and research. Their resources are used by artists and arts organisations and their events, exhibitions and publications contextualise projects within current developments in contemporary art. Their Atelier space, part studio, part gallery, is at the heart of these developments. Hosting a number of annual residencies, Picture This focus on contemporary art production, where the making of work can happen on site and, in doing so, create fundamental interconnections between process, production, participation and audiences.