Artists announced for collaborative residency and exhibition at CGP London

CGP London, Bethlem Gallery and Outside In have announced the three artists who will be taking part in Realm, an innovative residency and public exhibition to be piloted this spring at CGP London (Southwark Park). The two pioneering galleries and award-winning arts charity have each selected an artist to work together on the new collaborative project, to create new multi-disciplinary installation artworks.

Hazel Brill, Shonisaurus Popularis, 2018, Turf Projects. Photo by Tim Bowditch, image courtesy of the artist.

Outside In held a call out for its artist, pitched at those based in Greater London. After a long and tough shortlisting process, the charity’s director and founder Marc Steene along with CGP London’s director Judith Carlton, selected the artist they felt would thrive best in this collaborative way of working.

Marc said: “The quality, breadth and originality was breath-taking and making a decision from such a quality field extremely challenging. I am very much looking forward to seeing what the three artists realise in their creative collaboration!”

Mr X, Truck 2019

The result means Outside In artist Richard Downes, who describes himself as an ‘emerging socially engaged activist poet who also uses photography’, will join Hazel Brill, a visual artist based in Southwark, chosen by CGP London; and Mr X, who is known for his temporary structures – many of which he can drive around – selected by Bethlem Gallery (for profiles on each please see full press release below).

Richard Downes – Outside In artist