We invite applicants to make specific proposals for the creative use of this space that should engage the Boys and the wider school community throughout the Michaelmas Term. During the Residency, it is expected that the successful applicant will produce a body of work to be exhibited and then added to the Tonbridge School Collection. The work may also have a life beyond the school, by negotiation.
Proposals should include some element of engaging the wider school community in the creation or appreciation of Art or the creative process. This might be in the form of workshops, installation, project based or any other creative enterprise.
The extensive practical resources of the Art school will be available for the artist to use. These include an excellent ceramics studio, printing presses (both intaglio and relief), photographic screen-printing resources, a large well-resourced darkroom, a purpose-built photographic lighting studio and a superbly stocked Art library.
- To be responsible for ensuring that the space is used as specified and agreed in the proposal.
- To interact with and involve the students with working practices and provide a snapshot of the creative process that lies behind the proposal, through workshops or Artist talks.
- To engage and involve the wider School Community.
- To post a minimum of one blog entry per week on this website, documenting the progress of the Residency.
- To deliver workshops and be actively involved in lessons and the development of schemes of work.
- To provide technical support to students with specific projects, where appropriate.
Is this for you?
This post would ideally suit someone with a postgraduate qualification who is seriously committed to their artistic practice. Equally, it may also suit someone who is thinking of combining teaching with their practice.
- An ability to engage and communicate clearly and effectively to students and staff.
- Proven experience in managing a clean and efficient work space.
The hours of work are four days (9am-5pm) per week during Michaelmas Term, with potential to extend into the Lent Term. This time should be split roughly evenly between departmental duties and creative practise.
The successful candidate must maintain the confidentiality of information regarding the School, its staff and its business. Information must not be communicated to other persons, either in or outside the School, except in the recognised course of their duties