We Are Open

12 January – 10 February 2016
We Are Open was an experiment for the Lethaby Gallery. Over four weeks graduates from Graphic Design, Fine Art and Spatial Practices were invited to create responses to the Gallery’s local communities and environments. Each graduate was a resident for one week, using the gallery as their studio while it stayed open to the public. 
Week One: Carlotta Novella and Katherine Spence
Week Two: Luca Picardi
Week Three: Asta Meldal Lynge
Week Four: John Costi
We Are Open brought the outside world into the gallery, and vice versa. Featuring opportunities for the public and our students to take part in events and workshops, a reading area with books selected by our graduates was also available to browse.
The outcomes of each residency were unknown with the resulting group show representing the diverse range of practices and approaches used by our graduates.
Read the interviews with artists in-residence Asta Meldal LyngeLuca Picardi and John Costi to find out more about each project.