Past John Jones Artist-in-Residence
Our first artist in residence, organised in collaboration with Acme Studios was with Jan Hendrickse, a sound artist. During his residency, Jan recorded the various sounds throughout our production facilities. He produced a number of installations to play back the sounds, using materials used at John Jones, including a canvas, gallery walls, aluminium shavings and piping.
"Working in a commercial environment is naturally very different from either educational or not-for-profit organisations and I have really enjoyed it (things get done faster!) At the same time I did have plenty of time to scratch my head and make some experiments that didn't work. The feedback that has come from having a pretty finished outcome has also been invaluable. I have had the opportunity to show work and get a range of opinions and ideas about how it might be developed. I have been inspired by the extremely positive attitude here, which makes me feel energised."