NN is home to five artist studios. Our current studio artists are Louise Clarke, Emma Davies, Jacqueline Richardson, and Cordell Garfield. Previous studio artists include Jude Lynn, Katharine Lyons-Burke, John Stamp, Sam Wadsworth, Dylan Fox, Danielle Smith and Joe Stogdale.
To join the waiting list for studios and to find out more about the application process, rates, terms and conditions, please email Freddy Blackman: [email protected].
Currently based in Northampton, artist/curator Louise Clarke graduated from Central St Martins in 1997 and gained her MA from the Royal College Of Art in 1999. Assistant to the late Helen Chadwick and a fellow of the RCA, Louise’s own art practice developed broadly, embracing a range of media (print, photography, drawing, recycled and scavenged materials) to produce a variety of installation based outcomes (2D and 3D, multiples, architectural scale interventions, etc). She maintains an international profile with projects in Slovakia, Russia, Ecuador and Libya.
Davies is a multi-disciplinary artist that works across performance, live art, installation, mixed media, constructions and objects, artists books/book sculptures, painting, drawing, theatre devising and design. There are two main themes within Emma’s work; light & dark and the power of experience. These span spiritual, emotional, artistic, societal and environmental concepts. As well as working on a number of studio and performance projects, Emma is also developing a career in set design. She has worked with Full House Theatre, in Bedford (in collaboration with Louise Clarke) and is currently working with Royal and Derngate.
Cordell is a Northampton based artist working mainly in oils, his paintings are representational works of portraits and figurative images. Along with occasional landscapes and rock music icons, Cordell’s works are sourced from life drawing sketches, reference photos and his own imagination. After studying at the Slade School, LARA and Sarum Studio, Cordell has exhibited extensively throughout Northamptonshire as well as Hertfordshire and Leicestershire, and at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. He is a member of the Northampton Town & County Art Society.