Transformative Futures Residency - Camden Art Centre

Three artists from our Transformative Futures Youth Collective; Nqatyiswa, Zekia and Jerry are recipients of the 2022 month long residency.

Throughout August the residency will allow the artists to continue the exploration of ideas and processes which have been developed during their participation in Transformative Futures sessions over the past year. Transformative Futures is our artist led youth collective who meet regularly to create, discuss, experience and encounter visual arts, offering opportunities to be involved behind the scenes at Camden Arts Centre and to further career development, skills and knowledge. The residency is designed for emerging artists aged 15-25 to receive practical support through an artist mentor scheme, studio visits with curatorial staff, access to space and materials.

The residency concludes with an open studio during the weekend of the 27th – 28th August, from 11am-6pm, open to all, no booking necessary.

Transformative Futures 22/23 will resume in October, more details on how to register to follow soon.

The Artists Images

The Artists

Nqatyiswa Mendu  “My name is Nqatyiswa Mendu although I am also known as Nikki. My current practice and interests lie in storytelling, participatory workshop facilitation and writing. I am motivated by the importance of conversation and dialogue as a tool for social change. I presently enjoy exploring topics of power, voice, and expression and how they interact using poetry, performance, writing and facilitation as my mediums.”

Zekia Salmon-Hall is an artist working in acrylic paint alongside digital techniques to create bold, dynamic images. Zekia has used the residency to create new works exploring themes of Black Joy and a softer approach to The Black Experience.

Jerry Chang “My work is all about people – emotions, relationships, and the search for meaning we all bear. I try to confront universal questions through art, and give personal answers stemming from both my everyday life and work as a doctor. Lines and colours are core to my artistic language.”