StudioBook 2017

StudioBook is an intensive artist development programme for 12 UK based artists running from May – December 2017.

In July 2017, Mark Devereux Projects delivered the StudioBook fortnight at Old Granada Studios (Manchester) to overwhelmingly positive feedback from both artists and speakers:

“I think StudioBook has surpassed mine and the groups expectations. I’ve got so much out of it and more: it’s an amazing opportunity for any artist!” – Anna Columbine, StudioBook artist

“It’s been an amazing experience which has exceeded expectations. I feel I have learned so much in these past two weeks and I’m excited about putting it into practice.” – Charlie Franklin, StudioBook artist

“StudioBook exceeded my expectations: I underestimated how much impact it would have on my practice.” – Clare Holdstock, StudioBook artist

The two weeks (Monday 17 – Friday 28 July) of engaging seminars, workshops and one-to-one mentoring sessions, led by internationally established artists, such as StudioBook keynote speaker Mariele Neudecker (pictured below after her Manchester Art Gallery lecture), curators and arts professionals at Old Granada Studios.

Speakers included: Kitty Anderson, Curator, The Common Guild; Eleanor Clayton, Curator, The Hepworth Wakefield; Susan Jones, Arts Consultant and researcher; and Laura Robertson, Freelance art critic and co-founder/editor of The Double Negative. See the full list here.

Further information

StudioBook is an intensive artist development programme from Mark Devereux Projects developed for practitioners working in any discipline within the visual arts.

Responding to the requirement for continued professional development throughout an artist’s career, with specific focus on those that are teetering between early and mid career, StudioBook provides an important injection of information, knowledge and inspiration for artists at an integral point within their practice. We recognize that age is not a signifier of career level and that professional development should be a constant within an artist’s career.

StudioBook 2017 takes place between May – December 2017. The information below details each stage of the programme, the participating artists and speakers, with clickable links to read more.

For further information and queries please contact us.


StudioBook 2017 participating artists:
StudioBook selected artists.

May – December 2017:
StudioBook artists receive regular one-to-one mentoring and advice sessions with the Mark Devereux Projects team.

Monday 17 – Friday 28 July 2017:
StudioBook fortnight programme at Old Granada Studios, Manchester. Including talks, practical workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and keynote speaker masterclass.

Meet the StudioBook speakers.
See the full StudioBook programme.

Thursday 20 July 2017:
Artist talk: Mariele Neudecker, Manchester Art Gallery, 7.00-8.30pm.
In this keynote StudioBook lecture, artist Mariele Neudecker will talk about her career and recent international projects.
Free, booking required.

August – September 2017:
Applications from StudioBook participating artists for a new commission to collect opportunity in partnership with University of Salford Art Collection. Further information to be announced in due course.

3-15 November 2017:
Launch of In Nothing Flat: StudioBook 2017 exhibition at Old Granada Studios (Manchester) including Mandy Payne’s StudioBook Commission to Collect final work. More info…

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