During the most recent Artist in Residence visit in October, Illustrator Hannah McDonald took the time to talk with our Creative Assistant Gemmie about how the residency has benefited her practice, her fascination with myths and legends and her love of Whitstable.
Want a job in the Arts? Can’t find the right opportunity or up against employers who want experience? We are offering two exciting opportunities as part of the Artswork Breakthrough programme at The Horsebridge and the deadline of 15 September 2023 is fast approaching.
We are very fortunate at The Horsebridge to work with incredible tutors who are passionate about the creative activities they teach in our Studio Sessions. We are exceptionally excited to share that Camille Serisier, who is running three Studio Sessions in our upcoming programme, has been granted a UCA Vice Chancellor PhD Studentship Award at the University for the Creative Arts.
We are really excited to share some huge improvements to our Studio and Hub spaces and if you have been following our socials you may have had a sneak peek of these exciting changes. Thanks to funding from FCC Communities Foundation we have been able to install purpose built storage and refreshment facilities in these two spaces.
My second residency visit was at the beginning of March and the days were now starting to get longer. Although there were still grey moments of rain and cold, the light gave a hint to the new season on its way and I was very happy to once again be back in Whitstable, working from The Horsebridge.
We need to say a big thank you to visitors, friends, artists and bidders for a wonderful fundraising art auction. We were able to raise an incredible amount, but it wouldn't have been possible without our staff team and volunteers and we wanted to thank them particularly.
Can you imagine bumping into a hippo along our high street? Or a meeting a mammoth on the beach? How about paddling in the sea next to a prehistoric shark or wading in shallows with a woolly Rhino? That's what our Young Makers did this week!
Our volunteers programme has always been a vital part of The Horsebridge providing help with everything from reception desk cover to ushering at film matinees, website design to delivering flyers and so much more in between.
This support works both ways though.