The Tetley, Leeds:
Autumn 2016 residency

Abi Mitchell was writer-in-residence at The Tetley in Autumn 2016, coinciding with the exhibitions Jonathan Trayte: Polyculture and Stass Paraskos: Lovers and Romances (21 July – 9 October 2016). This pilot residency programme was created to encourage critical and creative forms of art writing which connect contemporary art to wider issues and contexts. Mitchell spent ten days at The Tetley working with curator Zoe Sawyer, established writers Sally O’Reilly and Colin Perry, Corridor8 editor Lara Eggleton and participating artist Jonathan Trayte, to develop an essay in response to themes arising from the artist’s work.

Mitchell’s essay features here and in the publication, RIPE, alongside contributions by O’Reilly, Perry, Trayte and food critic M. Bonsers.

An events programme ran alongside the residency, including a collaborative drop-in event led by Mitchell (‘Samhain’, 26 October 2016), an art writing workshop (26 November 2016) and a publication launch (14 January 2017).

Cake with hand-iced excerpt by Abi Mitchell, selectively eaten at ‘Samhain’ event at The Tetley, October 2016.
Writer-in-residence Abi Mitchell stands outside her office at The Tetley.
Lara Eggleton speaking at an art writing workshop, hosted by the Tetley in November 2016.



Corridor8 Art Writer-in-Residence at The Tetley: Abi Mitchell

Abi Mitchell is Corridor8's first wrier-in-residence, hosted by the Tetley and supported by Arts Council England



A limited-edition publication produced as part of a writing residency programme with The Tetley, Leeds, in 2016/17.


Art Writing Workshop @ The Tetley, Leeds

Corridor8 Art Writing Workshop @ The Tetley, Leeds Saturday 26 November, 2-5pm This discursive event will …