In Residence

Dates of event: Until 6 Jun 2024 Mon - Thu, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 5:00pm

Venue Address: The Window Gallery, City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH

Art exhibition promotional graphic reading 'IN RESIDENCE' with a close-up of a painting showing detailed eyes, along with City Arts and sponsor logos at the bottom.

This exhibition showcases the work of three artists: Laura Decorum, Gemma Poyzer and Sage M Stephanou. The artists are being supported and platformed by City Arts as part of our RESIDENCE project. The pieces on display are a mixture of the artists’ past work and current work-in-progress.

Each artist has been awarded a bursary of £1200. The bursaries support artists from Nottingham who have faced barriers in their career because of attitudes to their class, ethnicity or disability.

The artists are currently undertaking residencies with City Arts. An artist residency is a programme that provides artists with time, space, and resources to create and explore new ideas. During their residencies they will be supported and paired with a mentor.

City Arts’ RESIDENCE bursary was designed with a panel of Community Curators. The successful artists were also chosen by this group. The group is made up of local people with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.

Supported by The Foyle Foundation.

About the artists

Laura Decorum

Laura is a Nottingham-based contemporary surrealist painter. Her work often explores themes of identity and human experience. It focuses on the subconscious mind and the power of the imagination.

Gemma Poyzer

Gemma is a passionate portrait and commercial photographer. People are at the heart of her work. Gemma studied photography at Nottingham College, and has been working as a freelancer ever since.

Sage M Stephanou

Sage is a multi-disciplinary artist, a community worker and an abolitionist educator & facilitator. As a working class, queer and trans, disabled person of the global majority, they are interested in exploring the embodied impact of colonial legacies on peoples from colonised diasporas.

The featured image is a detail from a work-in-progress by Sage M Stephanou.