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South London Gallery Post-Graduate Residency

Alicia Reyes McNamara install viewThe South London Gallery Post-Graduate Residency is an annual open submission six month residency opportunity, available to artists completing an MA, MFA, PGDip, MRes or equivalent programme of study (including alternative, peer organised and non-accredited programmes), from an institution, collective, or art school in the UK.

Between November and May each year, the resident will receive the following:
• rent-free accommodation and work space in the South London Gallery’s Outset Artists’ Flat;
• a bursary of £5,000 towards living expenses and production costs;
• monthly mentoring sessions with invited artists, curators and writers, as well as the Director and staff of the South London Gallery;
• an exhibition in the SLG’s first floor galleries.

Previous recipients are:
2011/12 Edward Thomasson
2012/13 Eoghan Ryan
2013/14 Julia Crabtree and William Evans
2014/15 Dorine van Meel
2015/16 Paul Maheke
2016/17 Alicia Reyes McNamara

The current South London Gallery Post-Graduate Artist in Residence is free.yard, their residency runs November 2017-April 2018. Click here to read more about free.yard’s residency.

The residency enables the production of a new body of work and a rare opportunity for a recent graduate to exhibit within an internationally renowned institution.

This year, the residency is also being generously supported by Black Dog Publishing, allowing the recipient the opportunity to produce a publication.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from those based outside of London; in this instance support for significant travel will be offered to those invited to interview.


To be eligible for the residency applicants must have completed a postgraduate MA, MFA, PGDip, MRes or equivalent programme of study in an arts discipline from a national institution, collective or art school, including Ireland, Scotland and Wales during the last academic year, be a UK/EU resident or hold a valid work visa with right to stay in the UK during the stated period of residency.

Applications for 2017/18 are now closed. Typically applications open in July, to be made aware of the next open call please sign up to the Jobs and Opportunities mailing list by emailing mail@southlondongallery.org.


Image: Alicia Reyes McNamara, Nowhere Else, installation view at the South London Gallery, 2017. Courtesy the artist. Photo Andy Stagg