Syllabus III: A collaboratively produced alternative learning programme for artists
S1 Artspace hosts the sixth retreat of Syllabus III with artists selected from an open call: Frederica Agbah, Chris Alton, Conor Baird, Ilker Cinarel, Phoebe Davies, Freya Dooley, Rose Gibbs, Jill McKnight, Ben Sanderson and Karis Upton.
The retreat at S1 Artspace includes a performance workshop with Harold Offeh, a discussion with Imran Perretta, a vocal facilitation workshop with Randolph Matthews, a walking tour of Sheffield’s Kelham Island with social and cultural historian Dr Helen Smith and a multi-disciplinary live event hosted by Syllabus III and Tough Matter.
Now in its third year, Syllabus III provides a programme for artists over a nine-month period and is supported using public funding from Arts Council England, with additional support from The Fenton Arts Trust. It is developed collaboratively with the participating artists, partner institutions and lead artists, who this year are Jesse Darling and Harold Offeh.
The Syllabus III artists are from many areas of practice including photography, painting, sculpture, installation, writing, performance, poetry, and interdisciplinary and collaborative work that defies a genre. They live and work across the UK, including Cardiff, Folkestone, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Norwich and St. Ives.
Starting at Wysing in September 2017, 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. The Syllabus is jointly delivered by Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; New Contemporaries, national; S1 Artspace, Sheffield; Spike Island, Bristol; Studio Voltaire, London and Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), London.