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Srečanja exhibition
Layerjeva hiša, Kranj, Slovenia
Towards the end of my residency at Atelje Clobb, Škofja Loka, I won an open call for a solo exhibition at Layerjeva Hiša gallery, Kranj, Slovenia in 2014.

I exhibited paintings I had made during the residency including I was never very good at maths (2014) and Srečanja (2014). I also showed the Crocodile Tears video (2014) and a range video performance experiments. For more information:

Atelje Clobb Residency

From 2013- 2014 I was artist in residence at Atelje Clobb, Škofja Loka, Slovenija. The residency was hosted by the local Zavod (or community organisation), Zavod O.

Stills from my performance ‘Dancing Lace’, Atelje Clobb, 2013

Clobb Artist Residency

I had a studio space at Clobb and worked there 7 days a week blending my artist residency work with the community studio and engagement work I opted to do.

I was inspired to undertake this residency to experience life in a rural context that was previously a part of the former Yugoslavia. The work that I made during this time was very experimental and responded to the wider context of the culture. Exploring different engagement, storytelling and narrative approaches instrumentally shaped the work I made during the residency and overall approach.

I remain friends with many of the artists and thinkers I met, lived with and collaborated with during this period.

Community Arts Studio

As part of my residency at Atelje Clobb, I devised and ran engagement programs for children, young adults and older learners, supported music nights and organised happenings and events.

I ran an art program for adults and weekly workshops with children and young adults at the studio. I also ran an engagement program for young people at the local gymnazia (secondary school) in order to recruit interest in the community arts program. I organised exhibitions in the local library and in local restaurants for the work that came out of the community arts programs.

During the summer I ran an Atelje Clobb stall each weekend where I sold local craft work and did face painting to raise money (and the profile of) Clobb studio and community programs.