Iris Priest was Writer-in-Residence at Castlefield Gallery throughout Spring – Summer 2017, coinciding with the exhibition Andrew McDonald (28 April – 7 June 2017). This residency programme in partnership with Castlefield Gallery and The International 3 was created to encourage critical and creative forms of art writing which connect contemporary art to wider issues and contexts. Priest spent ten days on site at Castlefield Gallery working with Communications and Audience Development Coordinator Jennifer Dean, Curator Matthew Pendergast, established writer Michael Birchall, Corridor8 Editor and Residency Coordinator James Schofield and participating artist Andrew McDonald, to develop an essay in response to themes arising from the artist’s work.
Priest’s essay features here and in the publication, Restlessness, alongside contributions by Ellen Mara De Wachter, Michael Birchall and Andrew McDonald.
Funded by Arts Council England, Castlefield Gallery and The International 3.