The Burton at Bideford appoints artist in residence

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In April 2020, the Burton put out a call for an artist in residence to develop an exciting project reflecting our internationally significant ceramics collection. We’re very pleased to announce the recent appointment of Juneau Projects.
Juneau Projects was formed in 2001, by artists Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler. They work across a broad range of media including painting, sculpture, animation, performance, music, and installation. Much of their work is made in collaboration with other people. Throughout their career, they have examined the process of working in a hands-on way with technology to produce artworks, projects and collaborations. Juneau have showcased work internationally including, creating a new project for ‘Romantic Detachment’ at PS1 New York. They also had a number of high profile exhibitions over subsequent years, including a solo exhibition at Tate Britain in 2008, for which they created a large-scale outdoor sculpture for their sculpture court. They have continued to show internationally at venues including J P Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA; Frankfurter Kunstverien, Frankfurt, Germany; Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, Japan.
Principal of the Burton Ian Danby says:
‘We are delighted to be working with artists of such repute, I have watched their career with interest and I know they will produce fantastic work with the participants and urge anyone with an interest to come along and take part’
Over the last couple of months, they’ve been working hard behind the scenes developing their project which entails developing an illustrated publication looking at the objects in the Museum’s ceramics collection, working with staff and visitors to create the illustrations.
They are looking for participants to make prints, drawings, collages, paintings and more featuring ceramics from the collection to use in the publication and exhibition. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to attend workshops with them where a selection of the ceramics will be available to observe up close and draw from life. They recently kicked off the project with the Burton’s Young Friends art group where they created lino prints inspired by the Burton’s ceramic collection. The next workshop dates are coming up during the October half term. Find out more about the workshops and how you can take part at

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