Above: Vetch Veg, Owen Griffiths, 2019
Extreme Views Artists in Residence and online exhibition series announced
Extreme Views Pt 2 Artists in Residence announced
Art Gene is delighted to announce the Extreme Views Artists in Residence are Owen Griffiths and Katie Anderson, who will be spending time in Barrow over the coming months as they explore the town and get to know the community.
Owen Griffiths is an artist based in Swansea, whose social practice and research is connected to land use, urbanism and community food systems and ideas of challenging normative urban design. Owen has been invited to Barrow-in-Furness to explore his work around community land projects and the future of our cities and environments.
Katie Anderson is a visual artist based in South West Scotland. An interest in people, places, materials and collaborative practice drives her work, both alongside and as part of communities, which has its foundations in a sense of place. Katie was selected on the strength of her work with communities.
“As artist in residence for Art Gene’s Extreme Views, I’m looking forward to getting to know the area, uncovering some of the detail and everyday stories of Barrow in Furness, and playfully enquiring into relationships and connections to the wider environment surrounding the town. I’m hoping to bring my own approach and personal interests over the course of the next few months, as a starter for conversation and exchange.”
Katie Anderson, Extreme Views Artist in Residence
Learn more about these artists and their work at on the Artists and Residencies page.
Below: Conversation Booth, Katie Anderson, 2019