The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to announce that Birmingham-based artist Pak-Keung Wan has been selected for a 6-week practical studio residency (12 November-22 December 2012), which is being offered in partnership with Turning Point West Midlands.
Wan will use the residency to develop Lune, an ongoing series of painstaking pencil drawings inspired by a NASA publication detailing all 11,898 solar eclipses over a 5000 year period. Time will be given over to animating these drawings through daily projections onto the walls and surfaces of the studio and via static electronic screens within the space.
The selected artist articulated a clear and original vision for the residency, which will see the studio collapsed into a site for production, presentation and discourse around the work and the NASA material at its source.
Please note that the Gallery is unable to offer individual feedback to applicants in connection with this artist development opportunity.
Open Studio Events
Join Pak-Keung Wan for a series of free open studio events:
Open studio, last entry to studio 16.30
Presentation of Lune drawings and source material
10.30-11.30, 12-13.30, 14.40-16.00
Installation and animation of Lune drawings
All welcome, no need to book, just drop in!
Image credit: Pak-Keung Wan, Lune drawings derived from solar eclipses (top, from left to right) November 18th 2188; May 15th 2189; November 8th 2190; (main drawing) April 23rd 2191.
Pencil on paper, animation. Image © the artist.