Syllabus II

Syllabus II artists and partners, Wysing Arts Centre, Sept 2016
08 Dec –
11 Dec

Press release

Syllabus II: An alternative peer led learning programme for artists

S1 Artspace hosts the third retreat in the second year of the Syllabus with artists selected from an open call: Mira Calix, Faye Claridge, Mike Harvey, E. Jackson, Tyler Mallison, Nika Neelova, Tom Smith, Dylan Spencer-Davidson, Thomas Whittle and Laura Wilson.

The retreat is devised by curator George Vasey, who is one of the programme leads throughout the year alongside artist Milly Thompson, and includes contributions from Katrina Palmer, Jeremy Akerman, Ruth Beale and Jonathan P. Watts, alongside Slide Night at Abbeydale Picture House and visits to arts organisations and artists studios in Sheffield.

Syllabus II is a national programme delivered by Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, Spike Island, Bristol, and Studio Voltaire, London, working in partnership. It provides an alternative learning programme for artists over a one-year period which is peer led and developed collaboratively with the artists and partners.

The artists are based across the UK – Sussex, Essex, Edinburgh, Warwickshire and London – and represent a wide range of ages and experience, coming from across the globe. Their work includes painting, sculpture, music, publishing, installation and performance, alongside cross-disciplinary and curatorial practices.

Starting at Wysing in September 2016, the artists come together to share their work, and co-develop the year’s syllabus alongside the partners. Meeting every two months, the cohort invite guest artists, curators, writers and other practitioners to deliver intensive seminars at each of the partner venues.

After the pilot year of The Syllabus in 2015, which has already seen ten artists develop a strong peer support network and create new opportunities, the partners invited applications for year two through an open call. Following an interview process that sought to select artists from a wide range of backgrounds and whose work reflects a range of interests and practices, the partners are delighted to announce the second cohort of the programme.

For full details please download the press release.