Posted 12.09.2016 by Lara Eggleton in Events

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

In partnership with Corridor8 and funded by Arts Council England, The Tetley in Leeds is hosting an art writing residency for an early career writer during Autumn 2016. This residency has been created to encourage critical and creative forms of art writing which connect contemporary art to wider issues and contexts. Successful applicant and Corridor8 writer, Abi Mitchell, will be developing new writing which creatively responds to The Tetley’s current exhibition, Jonathan Trayte: Polyculture. Writing produced during the residency will feature in a publication alongside contributions by Sally O’Reilly, Colin Perry and Jonathan Trayte, to be launched at The Tetley in January 2017.

Abi Mitchell is a writer and arts programmer based in West Yorkshire. She is a regular contributor to online art journals and co-directs SPUR, a commissioning organisation which produces new works by contemporary artists nationally and internationally including digital, video and writing.


‘Samhain’ Wednesday Late with C8 writer-in-residence26 October 2016, 6-8pm. Join Abi Mitchell for a collaborative drop-in event exploring themes of food production and consumption linked to Jonathan Trayte: Polyculture. Free, All welcome.

Art Writing Workshop, Saturday 26 November, 2-5pmThis discursive event will explore the creative dimensions of art writing today with presentations by writers Colin Perry, Sally O’Reilly and The Tetley’s writer-in-residence Abi Mitchell. £6, refreshments included. Spaces are limited, click here for more information and booking.

Publication and Corridor8 (new) website launch event: 14 January 2017, 2-4pm. Free, all welcome.

Abi Mitchell was in residence at The Tetley from 5 September to 31 October 2016.