Open Field

Studio 1

Open Field is a residency programme for artists initiated by the Fine Art BA at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University.

Like other residencies, Open Field intends to offer space, time and resources to early-career artists to let them pursue their own art practice or a specific project. What sets this residency apart is that Open Field invites the resident artists to engage in the art made directly with the context – the place of art education. Learning and teaching will come to the fore, and questions about using platforms for knowledge-sharing will arise.

The residency studio is located in a large, light and self-contained space alongside the other fine art studios at Central House opposite the Whitechapel Gallery. Art students at The Cass are invited to observe and take part, offering first-hand contact with established and developing professional art practices and direct work-related learning. Art students take part in workshops, attend talks, screenings and public events. Art students are also invited to volunteer for a number of artist assistant roles in each residency period.

Art students take part in workshops, attend talks, screenings and public events. They are also invited to volunteer for a number of artist assistant roles in each residency period.

Each residency will host public events throughout its one-month period. The Open Field studio will also hold an open-access day every Thursday, plus a closing event on the last Thursday of each residency.

For further information please contact Ben Cain via email at: b.cain@londonmet.ac.uk.

Artist / residency periodsIntroductory talkClosing event
Matthew Johnstone
29 September – 29 October
Friday 7 October, 2-4pm
Room CE1-16
Thursday 27 October, 4-7pm
Open Field Studio CE2-01
Louise Sayarer
31 October – 3 December
Thursday 3 November, 2-4pm
Room CE1-16
Thursday 1 December, 4-7pm
Open Field Studio CE2-01
Nicholas Bates
9 January – 4 February
Thursday 12 January, 2-4pm
Room CE1-16
Thursday 2 February, 4-7pm
Open Field Studio CE2-01
Lucienne Cole
6 February – 4 March
Thursday 9 February, 2-4pm
Room CE1-16
Thursday 2 March, 5.30-8pm
Short Performance at 6.45pm
Open Field Studio CE2-01
Tom Woolner
6 March – 8 April
Thursday 9 March, 2-4pm
Room CE1-16
Thursday 30 March, 4-8pm
Open Field Studio CE2-01
Sara Rodrigues and Henry Mulhall
24 April – 20 May
Thursday 4 May, 4pm
Room CE1-16
Tto be announced, 4-8pm
Open Field Studio CE2-01

Open Field residencies at The Cass

Open Field: Matthew Johnstone

29 September – 29 October 2016

First residency announced in new fine art residency programme at The Cass.

Open Field: Louise Sayarer

31 October – 3 December 2016

Second residency announced in new fine art residency programme at The Cass.

Open Field: Nicholas Bates

9 January – 4 February 2017

The third residency announced in new fine art residency programme at The Cass.

Open Field: Lucienne Cole

4 February to 6 March 2017

The fourth residency announced in new fine art residency programme at The Cass.

Open Field: Tom Woolner

6 March to 8 April 2017

The fifth residency announced in new fine art residency programme at The Cass.

Open Field: Sara Rodrigues and Henry Mulhall

24 April to 20 May 2017

The sixth residency announced in new fine art residency programme at The Cass.

Open Field

Learn more about our residency programme

The residency studio is located at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University.