2017 - AER Programme

Hauser & Wirth Somerset Residency announced

AER 2017 - Radić Pavilion, designed by Smiljan Radić, 2014, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2015 - Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Heather Edwards
Radić Pavilion, designed by Smiljan Radić, 2014, Hauser & Wirth Somerset 2015 - Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Heather Edwards
Radić Pavilion, designed by Smiljan Radić, 2014, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2015 - Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Heather Edwards

NOTE: Applications accepted from UAL graduates, postgraduates and recent alumni (within 12 months from graduation date).

The Art for the Environment International Artist Residency Programme (AER) was launched in 2015 by Professor Lucy Orta, UAL Chair of Art and the Environment. AER provides UAL graduates with the exceptional opportunity to apply for a 2 to 4-week residency at one of our internationally renowned host institutions, to explore concerns that define the 21st century - biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, and human rights. Through research, studio practice, critiques and mentoring the AER programme is designed to envision a world of tomorrow; to imagine and create work that challenges how we interact with the environment and each other.

For the new programme 2017 UAL can announce that we have partnered with Hauser & Wirth Somerset one of the major international contemporary art galleries.

AER at Hauser & Wirth, Somerset, UK

Residency period: 20 January – 17 February 2017

Deadline: 30 November 2016

Visit http://www.hauserwirthsomerset.com.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. A landscaped garden, designed for the gallery by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, includes a 1.5 acre perennial meadow, which sits behind the gallery buildings.

Centred around a core belief in conservation, education and sustainability, this residency proposal should respond to the surroundings at Hauser & Wirth, in particular its landscape and community.

We would expect the residency to include an open studio event and a public presentation.

AER at Hauser & Wirth Somerset includes: 

  • Four-week residency
  • Use of a work/studio space
  • One return train ticket up to £75
  • Free accommodation
  • Curator / critique feedback
  • Materials and financial support for self-catering up to £300
  • UAL grant of £500 on completion of the residency and final report 

Download the Hauser & Wirth Somerset AER 2017 residency - Information Pack (PDF 24KB)