Past Peer Forum partner projects

Current project Past Project 2016 2017 2018 2019

Peer Forum also ran at Cubitt (2016-18), Peckham Platform (2016-17) and the Foundling Museum (2018), supported over 60 artists in receiving feedback on their practices and careers


The 2018 Peer Forum at Cubitt was awarded to lead artists Cleo Broda and JMC Hayes, Sinéid Codd, Soa J. Hwang, Anne Krinsky ,Eva Lis, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Katia Potapova , Kristina Pulejkova, Cecilia Sjoholm, Alexis Zelda Stevens and Pandora Vaughan.

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The 2017 Peer Forum was awarded to lead artist Rose Gibbs who worked with Clare Bottomley, Clare Bottomley, Kim Dhillon, Andrea Francke, Ross Jardine, Susan Kelly, Helen Knowles, Sara Paiola, Sophia Marinkov Jones, Stephanie Wehowski, Hermione Wiltshire and Paulina Yurman in the group ‘Labours of Love’. Looking back to art history the group considered works exploring affective labour, the maternal and how the use of the body, the domestic, and the intimate – vital aspects of affective labour – are spoken about within art discourse. They explored the taboos around these subjects, and the strategies artist have use to exploit or explore those taboos.

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The 2016 Peer Forum group consisted of: Larry Achiampong, Beverley Bennett, Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom, Evan Ifekoya, Shepherd Manyika, Jade Montserrat, Ima-Abasi Okon and Nicola Thomas

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Peckham Platform

The 2018 Peer Forum award at Peckham Platform was awarded to Alicja Rogalska, working with Rosalie Schweiker, Daniel DresselThey Are HereVlad MorariuSophie Chapman + Kerri JefferisKathrin BöhmJoon Lynn Goh, Kasia SobuckaSahra HersiJasleen Kaur

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The 2016 Peer Forum group was led by Eelyn Lee (Lead Artist), Simon Terrill, Annette Mees, Hannah Nicklin, Harold Offeh, Isa SuarezR.M. Sánchez-Camus, Close and Remote, Tanya Singh and Janette Parris, who later went on to found the Social Art Network as a result of this seed funded group.

You can read about the activities of this Peer Forum group and the beginning of the Social Art Network on their blog.

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The Foundling Museum

To mark the end of our Foundling Residency, Artquest funded a year of peer mentoring for programme alumni and an expanded network of artists with research based practices in 2018.

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Pavilion (Sophie Yetton & Gabriel Birch, 2015 residency recipients) and Tom Railton (2014 residency recipient) worked with artist Fritha Jenkins and an invited group of curators and artists with related approaches on a series of gallery tours, field trips and peer mentoring sessions at the Foundling Museum throughout 2018.

Pavilion is the collaborative duo Sophie Yetton and Gabriel Birch, based in South East London. They have exhibited at Limbo (Margate), Arnolfini (Bristol), and Dilston Grove (London). Pavilion’s research practice is concerned with the spatial, theoretical and virtual framing of the art object in the gallery, and works take the form of furniture, archive, zines and video. Gabriel Birch studied Sculpture at the RCA and Sophie Yetton studied Architecture at the Architectural Association.

Born in Coventry, Tom Railton lives and works in London, combining a multidisciplinary practice with a background in sculpture and education. Using a conceptual approach, apophenic links are made between material, manufacture and site, via technologies and alternative fictions key formal representations rooted in detailed research. Recent projects include solo and group exhibitions in London and Berlin, a commission for Supernormal festival and the construction and co-running of DIY Space for London, alongside a specialist technical role at the RCA.

Fritha Jenkins is a multidisciplinary artist working across sculpture, performance, sound, music and video. Research interests include water, domestic labour, gender and found performance. She studied at Ruskin School of Art (2016), Goldsmiths College (2002), and Alt MFA (2010-ongoing), and is a recipient of the Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award at Chisenhale Artplace (2017/18).