1 June — 3 June 2011

Homework was a four day retreat where artists and curators were invited to reflect on their practice, the means and methods of their production and consider new or alternative ways of working. Participants first attended the retreat at Wysing for three days (1-3 June), then returned to present ideas for a new project for group discussion, again at Wysing, three weeks later.

Escalator Retreat 8

The first three days consisted of an assortment of talks, presentations, discussions and workshops from specially invited contributors as well as an afternoon of presentations from participants on their artistic practices. Participants were then asked to return on the 24 June to present a new work or project made since the first three days (either in production, newly produced or as a proposal) for group discussion and critique.

The participants were: Chris Rawcliffe, Phil Root, E Park, Steven Paige, Lizzie Hughes, Richard Parry, James Epps, Lawrence Upton, Katherine Hymers and Giles Round

The retreat was curated by Escalator Curator Gareth Bell-Jones. The invited speakers were: David Raymond Conroy (artist), Am Nuden Da (artist/curatorial collaboration between Adam Gibbons, Jesper List Thomsen and Lewis Ronald), Lizzie Fisher (curator, Kettle’s Yard), Andy Holden (artist), Philomene Pirecki (artist, curator of Occasionals).