Following on from the successes of Turps Painting Magazine & Turps Art School and mentoring programmes, Turps have launched MASS Sculpture Magazine and MASS Art School, with MASS Off-Site and MASS Studio Programme opening in October 2021 at the new MASS Studios at Thames-Side Studios, Woolwich, London, SE18 5NR.
MASS Studio Programme included residence within open plan shared studio space at MASS Studios, artists talks and access to visiting artist’s mentoring, one-to-one regular mentoring sessions, guest mentoring sessions and group mentoring sessions, MASS Seminar Points & group review sessions.
MASS Off-Site is a new mentoring opportunity for London-based sculptors who want to develop their practice through the same successful ethos employed by Turps Mentoring programmes and wish to remain working in their own studio. MASS Mentors visit sculptors in their own studios for one to one tutorials, and participants develop a supportive network of peers across London, through group studio visits to each other’s studios, crits based at Turps Gallery and attending MASS artist talks.
Huxley-Parlour present 4×3, a new initiative awarding four emerging artists per year a fully-funded exhibition at the gallery’s project space in London’s West End. Recipients will also participate in the gallery’s mentorship programme to gain assistance and advice from the gallery and its wider community of artists and supporters.
The selection will focus on emerging and early-career artists who work in installation and multi-disciplinary practice. They particularly encourage submissions from under-represented and lower socio-economic backgrounds. Each recipient will be granted £5000 to realise their exhibition. Two artists will be selected from each intake.
Eligible to artists who hold a formal qualification in the visual arts from a UK-based place of higher or further education (undergraduate or postgraduate level) and who completed their course between 1st April 2016 and 20th September 2021, with three winning entries purchased for The Ingram Collection and one prize winner receiving a solo exhibition at The Lightbox (Woking, 2022). Selected finalists will be invited to showcase their entries in a group exhibition at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop (November 2021) and all finalists will be invited to attend a programme of talks and seminars from industry professionals during the exhibition run and will be offered the opportunity to apply for an artist residency project in 2022.
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is offering one artist access for three months to one of its spectacular 350 ft² (35m²) studio spaces. Working above the gallery space, the successful applicant has the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors and the wider public. The residency programme also provides guidance and promotion through the gallery’s channels and network and culminates with the Solo Residency Exhibition organised in the studio space upstairs.