Shed Summer Residencies

Martha Orbach

Residency Period August - September 2018

Throughout her residency Martha will be working in a mixture of drawing, animation and printmaking.

She's currently working on White Out a new story project charting one man's voyage through treatment for Parkinson's disease with Deep Brain Stimulation.

Recent commission The Garden is a collaborative printmaking project about plants, gardens and rebuilding life after torture. Previously this skin we're in was shown at festivals incl. Melbourne International Animation Festival, the Bethlem Gallery, and given a fringe award at London's Contemporary Arts Festival, Deptford X 2014 
She studied at the University of East Anglia, London College of Communication and Camberwell College of Art. She completed book project – We go to Sea with You January 2012 and was awarded the 'word and image' prize at the V&A Inspired By… and had her work exhibited at the V&A in summer 2011. 
Collaborations and commissions include Manu Delago, Cevanne, Dike Okoh on artwork, visuals at the Yard Theatre, Norwich Arts Centre, Camden Fringe, alongside King's College London, and Deptford X
She runs workshops, including for TATE, The Studio: Bethlem Royal Hospital, Culpeper Community Garden and Rethink Mental Illness.
James Winnett

Residency Period June – September 2018

James Winnett is an artist working primarily in public art, sculpture and film. He has exhibited widely and developed a range of public art projects across the UK. Recent commissions, exhibitions and awards include Lace Un-archived, Nottingham Trent University; The Capelrig Stones, East Renfrewshire Council, 2017; The Cuningar Stones, South Lanarkshire, 2014-17; Green Year Artist in Residence, Glasgow City Council, 2015-16; 100 Flowers Public Art Commission, Queens Elizabeth University Hospital; Year of Natural Scotland Artist in Residence, Cuningar Loop, Rutherglen, 2013-14 and The Rise and Fall of the Grey Mare's Tail, Environmental Art Festival Scotland, 2013.


James Jimbo

Residency Period September 2018

Strictly Come Draw With James Jimbo. There will be drawings.

For each day of his residence, James will be inviting one or more artists to make collaborative drawings. Visitors to the space are also encouraged to draw and collaborate.


Jack Brindley

Residency Period September 2018

Jack is a multi-disciplinary artist who approaches sculpture and installation through the use of wide ranging yet specific materials. His current practice has led to work with stained glass. Symbiotic with its surrounding architecture; stained glass has historically been loaded with utopian and social sensibilities. Modernism, places of worship through to Victorian Romanticism, he is interested in how this material is synonymous with complex and diverse societal and spiritual demands. Tangled between functionality and Romantic ideas, Jack will be exploring the utility of art as it gets woven into architecture and becomes equal to the social uses that occur along side it.

Jack Brindley (b.1987, London, UK) studied BA in Fine Art at The University of Reading and MA Painting at the Royal College of Art, London in 2013. Solo exhibitions include; STONES, , Art Lacuna, London (2018) Sweat, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, (2014) Clay Arlington – Aspirations to be Reborn in a Western Paradise, Lychee One, London, UK 2015: Clay Arlington – Understudy, Union Gallery, London, UK
2015 and Blueprint, CSA Space, Vancouver, Canada, (2013). Group shows include; Some People are Worth Melting For, Ginny Projects, Wales, UK
 2018: If a Tree Fell... Its Kind of Hard to Explain, is this it, London, UK
 2018With Institutions Like These, The Averard Hotel, London, UK
 2018Tan Lines, Drawing Room, London, (2014), The 8 Artistic Principles, Attic, Nottingham, (2014), Mud and Water, Rokeby Gallery, London, (2014), Slow is Smooth is Fast, Boetzelaer Nispen, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2013), Intercourse 3, ICA, London (2013) and Congratulations you are the most recent visitor, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, (2013). And also in 2013 he was commissioned by Situations to produce a large public commission.


Lana Hughes & Ruby Pluhar

Residency Period September 2018

Artists Ruby and Lana will be working on their joint project, Sirens, throughout their residency. They aim to explore the space between imagined realms and reality. 
Lana is interested in the blurring of fact and fiction. Her work focuses on race and gender, as well as popular and internet culture. She is working on a video project which centres on four characters, created by reimagining three celebrities and a contemporary artist.    
Ruby is interested in the relationship between humans and non-humans. She has begun a number of installation works which reconfigure ritual time and mythical telling and sees her work acting as a mediator between worlds.    
Both artists will combine their practices to explore a broad range of ideas, and will be working with photography, video, sound and installation.


Nathann John Cook

Residency Period August - September 2018

Nathan creates one-off performances often evoking slapstick awkwardness and tragic control. During his performances he sets the stage for an analysis of the human condition, success and failure and the mundane life.
Nathan John Cook (b. 1993) lives and works in Glasgow.