I’m thrilled to have been awarded The 2016-17 Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award, a major creative development opportunity based at High House Production Park in Thurrock and part of Acme’s Residency & Awards Programme, offering a unique resource and support structure for artists to develop their practice and realise planned or new projects.
It is supported by The Henry Moore Foundation, High House Production Park Ltd and Stephen Cripps’ family. Named in memory of a pioneering ‘pyrotechnic sculptor’, whose collection of work is now held within the Henry Moore Institute’s archive, the award encourages creative risk and also allows for creative collaboration between the Park partners: High House Production Park Ltd, the Royal Opera House Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop & Bob and Tamar Manoukian Costume Centre, South Essex College, the National Skills Academy Creative & Cultural Backstage Training Centre and Acme.
The surrounding logistics landscape, marshland and tidal zones are resource, scenography, collaborators and key characters in the project. More at www.ringcycle.site