My name is Mia Cathcart and I am an artist based in Liverpool, UK. The residency that I have been awarded will take a place for 9 weeks in Budapest with BARTR:
“BARTR (Budapest Art Residency) is an independent residency program that invites artists and art students to live, work and exhibit in Budapest.
The program is designed to foster exchange and collaboration between visiting and local artists and will provide plenty of opportunities for working together and within the local scene. BARTR representatives will organise workshops and lectures with local artists and art institutes; provide introductions to curators, galleries, cultural institutions, studios and artists; assist with sourcing well-priced materials; and of course provide day-to-day support and local knowledge.”
Having recently completed my Masters in Fine Art, this is an amazing opportunity to allow the time and space to create a body of work and exhibit internationally. I work predominantly in oil paints, producing large-scale portraits. I’m interested in how I can give recycled imagery a contemporary and abstract language, whilst still maintaining figurative painting traditions. The residency will run from 1st October – 30th November, resulting in an exhibition at the end. All gifts from pledges will be sent upon completion of the residency/my return to the UK. This money is needed for travel, cost of the residency which covers accommodation and studio and materials as follows:
Residency cost: £850
If you would like to see more of my work you can do so here: miacathcart.format.com