I find that residencies give me the time and space that is often required for research, and to develop an in-depth relationship with place and people. They are an opportunity to experiment, challenge, explore, discuss – and let things permeate. Artists bring to a situation and place qualities and attributes that look at things in a different way. I have always found them to be a very positive and fulfilling experience. This was certainly the case here at Compton Verney, and at Grizedale Arts.
‘Part of Roberts success therefore must centre on her ability to encourage those who have deemed themselves ‘uncreative’ or ‘not artists’ to create work with depth, meaning and integrity.’ Giles Sutherland.
2013 The Contemporary Surveyor of Compton Verney Compton Verney,Warwickshire.
2011 Slow Jo Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northamptonshire.
2010 Field Studies Timespan Museum & Arts Centre, Sutherland, Scotland.
2009 Ladies Salon Can Serrat, Barcelona.
2008 Public Notices Ditchling Museum of Arts+Craft, East Sussex.
2007 Hothouse News C.A.B.E. Summer School, U.C.E.
2003 The Chronicler Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery (now Smiths Row).
2001 Jo’s Journeys Grizedale Arts, Cumbria with BBC Radio Cumbria.
1999 <asystem> Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.