Northern Residency

8 June, 2-6pm
Open space of the Righton Building, Cavendish Street
Manchester Metropolitan [MAP]

The artist’s residency is recognised as an opportunity for practitioners of different kinds to experience new environments that often provide the impetus for new work, or a fresh engagement with an ongoing project.

Northern Residency will present work made during two residencies in the far north of Norway and Sweden, and explore the relationship between affective engagement, geographical location and experiential dislocation in relation to forms of creative practice.


14.00 Welcome and introduction

14.15 Sara Davies Unsettled Residence: Between the lines of the EEA (Permanent Residency) form, I imagine the North

14.45 William Card Emma’s Running Bath: Uprooting site specific art

15.15 Grace Gelder and Myna Trustram At the Ricklundgärden Museum: Re-imagining the museum through images and words

15.45 Break – tea and coffee

16.15 Fionna Barber and Rita Duffy Severance: In conversation about residency, memory and the Arctic imaginary

17.00 Concluding conversations with the participants and audience

17.30 Drinks



Fionna Barber is an art historian at the Manchester School of Art with a particular interest in issues of location, dislocation and art practice.

William Card is an artist, a lecturer at Blackburn College and a research student at Manchester School of Art.

Sara Davies is an artist and a PhD candidate at Manchester School of Art.

Rita Duffy is an artist from Northern Ireland whose work focuses on conflict, post-conflict and the legacies of history.

Grace Gelder is a photographer and facilitator with a research interest in photography and collaboration.

Myna Trustram works on the PhD programme at the Arts and Humanities Graduate School and writes about museums and loss.


More details contact:

Myna Trustram ([email protected])


About Prologue

A programme of student-led events May - July 2017

Research students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan have proposed activities to revel the substance and passion that fuel their research.