Going Dutch is a 3 month artist residency in Amsterdam, with live/work space and stipend provided, in partnership with M4gastaterlier.
M4gastatelier is part of a large studio and apartment building since the eighties almost 25 years gave home to over 200 residents. Since 1981 the building of the former typesetting company Tetterode has turned into one of the most renowned working & living complexes in the Netherlands. The 13.000 m2 spacious building comprises some 30 ateliers/living studios. There are also working spaces for craftsmen as well as an art gallery. A modern extension of the Tetterode complex, built in the late 40 s of the last century, is known as the Merkelbach building. This structure is an important example of the severe post-war Dutch architecture. The no-nonsense design from, among others, the famous architect Merkelbach is characterized by large windows. Most of the studios, as well as M4gastatelier, are located in this extension.
Going Dutch is an opportunity for a London-based visual arts or crafts practitioner at any stage of their career to live and make new work in a studio space in Amsterdam. The residency recipient is awarded a free live/work studio for 3 months, return air fare of up to £100, and a £1200 bursary.
July - September 2010
The recipient for the first Going Dutch residency, in 2010, was artist David Murphy.
David graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2006 and his sculptures and drawings are Informed by the structures of industry, obsolete technology and examples of human achievement and inventiveness, While in Amsterdam David produced three articles, which can be dowloaded below, about his experiences, so that other artists who want to travel to Amsterdam can find out first-hand what it's like to work there. He also produced a blog charting about how the residency developed his practice.
October 2011 - January 2012.
Siôn Parkinson was awarded the residency for 2011.
Siôn Parkinson is an artist based in London whose work combines sculpture, text and voice. Parkinson trained at Central Saint Martins and completed his MA at The Slade School of Art in 2009. He is Curator of the Universities Programme for arts and science organisation, Cape Farewell, as well as being Associate Lecturer at Greenwich University and co-curator to sculptor Phyllida Barlow of the exhibition ‘Modern Times’ for Kettle’s Yard (Cambridge) in early 2013. He is the co-organiser of the project, ‘A Dying Artist’, recently staged as a two-day symposium at the ICA (London) exploring notions of materiality and corporeality in art through their correspondence with dying and dead bodies.
Recent exhibitions include ‘That Which Doesn’t Kill Us Is Often Made of Foam’ at Chert Galerie (Berlin), ‘New Contemporaries 2010’ (London and Liverpool); ‘Session_9_Object’ at Am Nuden Da (London); and the public sculpture commission ‘A Couple of Ripe Ornamental Pineapples for British Land’, permanently installed at Regent’s Place, London.