Nadia Hebson | 2020 Studio Residency

Nadia Hebson | 2020 Studio Residency

Having successfully piloted the Dorich House Museum Studio Residency scheme with invited artists Cathie Pilkington in 2018 and Hen Coleman in 2019, Stockholm-based artist Nadia Hebson was selected for the third annual Studio Residency through a public open call. Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has limited travel and our venues have been closed to the public, Hebson has continued to work remotely, with the ambition to present new work at the Museum as part of the 2021 programme.

Working obliquely with the legacy of women artists, Nadia Hebson has sought to comprehend the relationship between painting, biography, persona and clothing, through a consideration of the work Winifred Knights 1899-1947 and Christina Ramberg 1946-95. Hebson’s practice spans the mediums of painting, sculpture and relief and text which can be subjective, poetic, or academic in tone. Alongside this, Hebson also works collaboratively to realise talks, programmes and reading groups. Hebson studied at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and the Royal Academy Schools and is a Senior Lecturer in Painting at Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.

To date, Hebson’s residency has included a public talk at Stanley Picker Gallery, a contribution to Dora: Dialogues on Women’s Creative Practice and Thinking and a series of virtual reading groups, The Reading Circle, engaging Kingston University students, staff and the wider public. The Reading Circle was an opportunity to read selected texts in company and to consider the emergence of the subjective female voice in relation to writing, visual art and the ever expanding field of artistic recuperation.

The Dorich House Museum Studio Residency is generously supported through a private donation.

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