Dialogues 5 : Artist Retreat


Mark Devereux Projects joined Clayhill for their Dialogues 5 Project – an artist retreat over 4 days in June 2018.


Dialogues 5 was a project providing tailored critique and mentoring for five visual artists.

Selected from a national open call application process, Mark Devereux Projects worked with Shaun C Badham, Holly Davey, Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Hollie Miller and Amy & Oliver Thomas-Irvine across the duration of the project.











Dialogues 5 consisted of three core stages:

June 2018

Creative retreat at Clayhill Arts, Somerset

The five selected artists spent four days dissecting, questioning and enhancing their artist voices through critical conversation and collaborative learning led by the Mark Devereux Projects team.

June – December 2018


Following the retreat, each artist was carefully matched with specialist curatorial mentor actively working within the sector, receiving one 3-hour studio visit and one 1-hour Skype follow-up session.

Curatorial mentors included; Fiona Bradley (Director, Fruitmarket Gallery), Katie Hickman (Curator, BALTIC), David Kefford & Sarah Evans (Aid & Abet), Claire Mander (Director, theCoLAB) and Nathaniel Pitt (Director, Division of Labour).

November 2018

Dialogues 5 at The NewBridge Project: Gateshead

The project culminated in a group exhibition at The NewBridge Project: Gateshead featuring new and experimental work by the  artists.

[all images credit: MDP]


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