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Posted 05.12.14

Alumni move into new studio spaces at Maker Heights

By Sarah Packer

Charlie Wildy and Lee McDonald moving into the picturesque Maker Heights

This week three of our alumni artists – Charlie Wildy, Eoghan Lewis and Lee McDonald –  moved into free studio space provided by the College situated at Maker Heights, on Cornwall’s Rame Peninsula.

The alumni responded to our call for proposals and three were selected based on the strength of their submission, which outlined interesting ways that the opportunity would benefit their practice.

The studio spaces are available to the alumni artists for two months, with the possibility for one artist remaining for a 12 month period.

Affordable studio space can be hard to find so the selected alumni were delighted be offered the residency.

“I can’t wait to get started in the studios at Maker Heights. It’s a great location and I think the scenery will inspire how my work develops,” said BA (Hons) Illustration graduate Eoghan Lewis

Rame School of Art, based at Maker, is a community of internationally renowned artists and this unique opportunity enables alumni to become part of this artist network.

The artists based at Maker are keen to see how the selected alumni develop their practice and are very kindly offering to provide support and mentoring if required.

Heath Hearn, an artist at Maker Heights, said “We are excited to welcome Plymouth College of Art alumni to Maker Heights and I hope the collaboration will enable the artists to thrive! We will be advising and encouraging them during their residency and will introduce them to interesting artists in our community.”

As the residency evolves we will keep you updated with progress and how the alumni get on at Maker Heights.

Read more about our involvement with Maker Heights

Find out about Charlie Wildy, BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate and her residency at KARST