Golden Threads: Karen Land Hansen, and Townley+Bradby

Townley+Bradby, Big red ball with drums, 2009

Delta Arts announces two Golden Threads artist professional development research fellowships between the UK and Denmark in June and July.

Denmark-based artist Karen Land Hansen travels to London and Portsmouth from 5-26 June, hosted by curator and educator Oliver Sumner (of Delta Arts) and in association with Gasworks, London.

UK collaborative practice Townley+Bradby travel to Copenhagen and Sølyst from 17 June-10 July, hosted by artist Lars Mathisen in association with Sølyst Artist in Residence Center in Denmark.

Two fellowships between the UK and Beirut, Lebanon are being planned later in the year in association with Gasworks and 98 weeks research project, Beirut.

Golden Threads is a series of international artist fellowships organised by Delta Arts. Four peer-to-peer fellowships will take place in 2010, focusing on opportunities to experience models of education or social practice in the partner countries. The three-week visits will be closely programmed with an itinerary of meetings and short placements arranged with each artist in advance of the fellowships. After the artists return home, follow-up events will take place in all three countries. The project will be documented online and in a publication.

Golden Threads is supported by Arts Council England and the Danish Arts Council. With advisory partnership from engage and ARC.

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