We are very excited to announce the three winners of our Microresidencies public vote. We had a grand total of 1165 voters, who each voted for their three favourite artists. Claire Curtin topped the public poll with 386 votes, closely followed by Oliver Bliss with 384 votes. Sashwati Mira Sengupta & Jaydev Mistry bagged the third residency with 363 votes. The voting was very close, and all of the 12 finalists got an overwhelming amount of public support.
Claire Curtin will use her residency to make a series of protest works with our visitors, which will be paraded at the end of the residency in a public demonstration. You can take part in the demo and highlight issues you’ve been fighting for. Make placards & satirical collages, write letters and more…
Oliver Bliss will run creative textiles workshops crafting messages of hope to MPs who did not vote ‘Yes’ to equal marriage. You can learn about the role of MPs, be inspired by the pioneering banner collections challenging Clause-28, and craft your own history-making messages. This craftivist project will champion a triumph in our collective history!
Sashwati Mira Sengupta & Jaydev Mistry will use their residency to focus on the migrant communities that have changed the course of UK workers’ rights. They will explore the museum’s archives, creating an original music composition & visual piece on this theme. Visitors will be encouraged to share their experiences of migration, protest and workers’ rights, which will be included in the composition.
We look forward to welcoming Claire, Oliver, Sashwati & Jaydev to the museum during our exciting Work in Progress exhibition over the summer. Full programme to be announced soon!