Homegrown @ Vivid Projects – The Final Performance – Gallery
The final performance of the Homegrown projects was at Vivid Projects and it was an incredible night! Here are some fantastic images by Inès Elsa Dalal and a few from Alistair Rowan who was our lovely bar man for the night. The energy was amazing as the Homegrown artists performed the work they had developed over the last four months with us, the whole night was buzzing, and we can’t quite believe it’s come to an end! Thanks to all who came! Massive congrats to the artists; Albert Smith, Andy Howlett, Caitlin Griffiths, China Dethcrash, Myah Jeffers and Sebastian Hau-Walker, you have been phenomenal to work with and we can’t wait to see what you do next! Huge thank you to the mentors; Adam Young, Anne Bean, Lauren Barri Holstein, Madeleine Botet De Lacaze, Martin O’Brien and Ria Jade Hartley who have been so invested in this project and we are hugely grateful for your time and energy. Big thanks to Antonio Roberts for group mentorship and curation of the Birmingham show. Special thanks also to our wonderful partner organisations; Little Wolf Parade LiveArt Events, Steakhouse Live, Live Art Bistro and Vivid Projects who do sterling work and everyone should check them out, and to our fabulous speakers; Aaron Wright, Manuel Vason, Ria Jade Hartley and Helga Henry for invaluable talks that we learnt so much from. Thanks to The Wig for rehearsal space, Greg Veit Photography, Jessie Leong, Digital Trickery and Inès Elsa Dalal for photography, Carly Hegenbarth for engaging critically with the artists (and who shall release some writing on her thoughts soon), and Jas Mine, Rachel Mimey Verse, Chloe Bramwell, Henrik Polski, Alistair Rowan, Oliver William McCall, Amber Cadaverous and Robin Pugh for giving up their time to help out in multiple ways. Thanks also to Dickie Beau and Phil Smith for providing extra support, and Live Art Development Agency – LADA Study Room for providing invaluable research resources. None of this could have been possible without the support we received from Arts Council England and Jerwood Charitable Foundation and we extend a very big thank you to both of our funding partners. There are more people to thank, it’s been a lengthy project, but for now we shall stop there. We’ve had the most incredible journey! Well done all round!