NN is home to five artist studios. Our current studio artists are Louise Clarke, Emma Davies, Cordell Garfield, Dylan Fox and Danielle Smith. Previous studio artists include Jude Lynn, Katharine Lyons-Burke, John Stamp 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 Laura Hogan: [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.
Fox explores the physical, medical, emotional and social aspects of gender transition; specifically the frustration felt with inefficient transgender healthcare pathways. His work is hinged on how social constructs effect people, aiming to question and shift these constructs, generating work through social interaction, working with other artists and the public. His participatory pieces are designed to replicate feelings of frustration and lack of control felt through transition, with a focus on waiting, developing projects where participants endure a similar experience of ambivalence. These works are comprised of, but not limited to, printed matter, found objects, moving image & sound.
Smith studied at Camberwell College of Arts and graduated in 2015. Danielle’s work explores the banality of everyday objects and how they can take on a richness that transcends their sense of pathos. Working across mediums, Smith works with film, installation, photograph, painting, sculpture; cement and starch. Her installations are dishevelled scenes aiming to bring a sense of familiarity and close in on those fleeting moments in our lives as Art. The work is conveyed in a personal visual language, evolving through an oddly methodical yet experimental approach. The work seeks to reveal the emotional undercurrents of the everyday: how it feels to be human, to feel love and to feel pain.
- Louise Clarke, Ponytails, 2016
- Emma Davies, Light Kills Darkness Here I Am, 2016
- Cordell Garfield, studio view
- Cordell Garfield, Morrissey, 2016
- Dylan Fox, Reader Board, 2017
- Danielle Smith, I Don’t Want To Explain, 2016