Tess Radcliffe – Outside In artist residency

Tess Radcliffe, Startled Crows, video still (2020)

Outside In supports artists who face significant barriers to the art world due to heath, disability, isolation or social circumstances. The New Art Gallery has partnered with them to offer two online residency opportunities.

Following open submission, the two artists selected for remote residences are Tess Radcliffe (15 February – 28 March) and Corinne (29 March – 9 May).


Both will be supported to create new work from home, sharing their practices with online audiences. Each artist will receive a fee, ongoing support from both organisations and a virtual studio visit from an external artist or curator.


We will be sharing each artist’s progress through the website and social media.


Tess Radcliffe is interested in the overlooked aspects of the everyday and the sense of surprise, surrealism, comedy, beauty, pathos, absurdity and tragedy found all around us.


She creates digital films and animations with electronic music where layers of editing, distortion and repetition accentuate a mesmerising, otherworldly quality. She is particularly drawn to areas where the urban and the rural or natural world intersect.


Tess proposes to use the residency to research and identify works from The New Art Gallery’s Garman Ryan Collection which will inspire a new body of work incorporating photographic images, films and sounds recorded on daily walks. The outcome will be a body of work created specifically to share on social media, forming a visual diary of the residency.


Instagram: @tessradcliffe

Facebook: @tessradcliffe

Twitter: @tess_uk

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPG6hBF8P5HkHtk5tpSKTkw




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