Little Sparta Residency Announcement 2018

We are pleased to announce details of the 2018 Little Sparta Residency Programme funded by The Bridge Awards.

The Glasgow-based artist and writer John Farrell uses photography, text, video, found/archival imagery and sound. He has exhibited internationally and throughout Scotland since graduating in 2015.

Most recently he has been working on ‘Traces and Edges’, a new long-term investigation of the former Ravenscraig Steelworks, which culminated in the exhibition ‘Coal, Steel and Earth’ at Summerlee Museum in 2018.

John says, ” My work often begins as a response to a specific historical or cultural signifier.”

For the Little Sparta residency, John will be exploring ‘Language as Landscape’, and following Finlay’s collaborative approach to produce a small artist book.

The 2018 residency funded by The Bridge Awards is a successor to the Sharing Little Sparta project that ran in 2016 & 2017. With these residencies The Little Sparta Trust aims to improve and enhance access to Little Sparta for both artists and the public. Further information on the residency programme and the work of the participating artist is available here.

Image: John Farrell:
From ‘Traces and Edges’ 2018
Part of the exhibition ‘Coal, Steel and Earth’, Summerlee Museum.