The first artist selected for the CIRCA Works residency and commission opportunity is Gateshead born artist Kate Liston. Following her MA in Painting at Royal College of Art, London, Liston has developed a site responsive practice that combines chance encounters, subjective observations and historical inquiry in equal measure – where sculpture, video, writing, codes, symbols and structures provide a complex vocabulary to map space.
Liston’s residency will take place throughout August and will include a period of time working in Beijing with Red Mansion Foundation, London, before returning to Stephenson Works to complete a period of new work and research. This will result in a one-off open studio exhibition in connection with ‘Seeing in the Dark’. Recent exhibitions by Liston include Exposure 10, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London and Fire Escape in the Sky at The Pigeon Wing, London.
Open Studio Event
19 October, 5 - 7 pm
Exhibition runs until 12 November, and is viewable by appointment: