Sea-change Residency

Image of Blind Carbon Copy by Matthew Noel-Tod, Bristol Mean Time 2008



FLAMIN (Film London Artists' Moving Image Network), Lighthouse and Picture This partnered to present Sea-change, an opportunity for artists to apply to spend July to September 2011 in Bristol developing new moving image work in a unique supportive and creative environment. Following on from the successful Bristol Mean Time residency, the artists were invited to produce and exhibit a new project within Picture This' Atelier at Spike Island. In addition, the new work was premiered in collaboration with Lighthouse at a venue in the South East.

The residency incorporated:

  • Access to studio and office space at Picture This in Bristol
  • Production, post-production and exhibition technology
  • Curatorial and technical mentoring and support
  • Accommodation and travel costs provided
  • Production budget of up to £4,000
  • Artist's Fee of £3,000
  • An exhibition of new work

The resident artist worked closely with Picture This' production team and was provided with a studio within Picture This' Atelier for the duration of their stay. The artist also had access to production, post-production and exhibition facilities ranging from lighting and hi-definition cameras to a Final Cut edit suite, DVD mastering technology and projectors, screens and play-back equipment. The Atelier is a large 220 metre square unit within Spike Island on the Harbourside in Bristol. The top lit, double height space will be made available for a production slot during the middle of the residency and for the final presentation of the work to the public.

Residency Partners


Lighthouse is a leading arts agency in South East England supporting, commissioning and showcasing new work by digital artists and filmmakers. Their mission is to enhance the cultural life of Digital Britain, through the creation of inspiring and vibrant programmes that show how artists and filmmakers can shape a changing media landscape. As advocates for digital art and moving image nationally and internationally, they show how digital culture is about much more than just technology and tools; it is about ideas, emotion, learning and aesthetics.

Picture This

Picture This works with contemporary artists' film and video through commissioning, exhibition and research. Their resources are used by artists and arts organisations and their events, exhibitions and publications contextualise projects within current developments in contemporary art. Their Atelier space, part studio, part gallery, is at the heart of these developments. Hosting a number of annual residencies, Picture This focus on contemporary art production, where the making of work can happen on site and, in doing so, create fundamental interconnections between process, production, participation and audiences.


The Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) supports London-based artists working in moving image - whether film, video, digital or new technologies and for installation, animation, cinema, gallery exhibition, the public realm or broadcast. The Network helps artists engage with and benefit from the wide range of services, resources and opportunities the capital has to offer. In addition to funding through award schemes, FLAMIN provides professional development and mentoring opportunities and works in partnership with other organisations to offer comprehensive online resources, regular events and seminars and research and development opportunities.

Bristol Mean Time - Previous Awardees

Sea-change follows on from the three previous successful Bristol Mean Time projects, developed collaboratively with FLAMIN and Picture This.

2009 Rachel Reupke

As recipient of the 2009 Bristol Mean Time residency Rachel Reupke worked at Picture This' Atelier space in Bristol from July to September 2009 during which time she developed and produced a new work entitled 10 Seconds or Greater, a single screen installation which was subsequently shown at Picture This' exhibition space.

Reupke's recent exhibitions include The Politics in the Room, an online moving image project created by the LUX Associate Artists, Swing Gang, Moot, Nottingham and Cinema Sim, Instituto Ita├║ Cultural, Sao Paulo.

2008 Matthew Noel-Tod

Matthew Noel-Tod made Blind Carbon Copy at Picture This between July and September 2008. The work was exhibited at Picture This 4 October - 15 November 2008 and was subsequently shown at the ICA as part of Nought to Sixty in October 2009. A specially commissioned essay by William Fowler, Curator of Artists' Moving Image at the BFI National Archive, accompanied the Picture This exhibition.

In addition to exhibitions and screenings at both national and international galleries and festivals, UK solo shows include the Whitechapel Project Space, London, BFI Southbank, London, and Outpost Gallery, Norwich.

2007 Emily Wardill

Emily Wardill worked at Picture This' Atelier space in Bristol from July to October 2007 during which time she developed a new 16mm work entitled Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck shown at Picture This 31 October - 1 December 2007. The film was screened at her recent solo show "windows broken, break, broke together" at DeAppel, Amsterdam 18 September - 28 November 2010 as well as at The Tate Britain in 2009, the ICA in 2007 and the Times BFI 51st London Film Festival in 2007. Curator Ian White discusses Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck in the essay Broken Windows, commissioned by FLAMIN.

Other solo projects include exhibitions at The Showroom, London, the ICA, London, Fortescue Avenue/Jonathan Viner, London, and at the STANDARD (OSLO). Wardill won the Jarman Award in 2010.

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