Lille Residency with Art Connexion

constellation contrast 5 - Emma Leach

Emma Leach spent one month living and working in central Lille as Artist in Residence, the first cross channel link between Crate and Lille-based organisation artconnexion. With no specific outcome for this month, it was a period of research and reflection, of meeting people and forging possible networks for future practice. Away from the usual distractions on British soil, the artist found herself wandering the streets, somewhat like the character of the flaneur that has interested her for several years. She was situated somewhere between a resident and a tourist, with a status and feeling of place that changed as the month went on, and the work she produced during her stay reflects a highly ambivalent sense of community / boundaries, of belonging / isolation. Linked to this was her interest in Lille’s traditional stance as the socialist heartland of France.

Contemporary Hungarian Art Jan 2006

Szabolcs KissPál, The Dance,2001  © Szabolcs KissPál

Wednesday 24 January, 18.00-19.30 Project Space 1 Curator Eszter Lázár and artist and educator János Sugár discuss the current exhibition, and the development of contemporary visual art in Hungary. This talk is part of the ARRIVALS>HUNGARY programme For further information: Image: Szabolcs KissPál, The Dance,2001 © Szabolcs KissPál


Pansy Project Tour 2006


The Pansy Project - Project Space 1: Oct 28 - Nov 4th 06 Paul Harfleet is an artist based in Manchester UK who revisits city streets planting pansies where he has received verbal homophobic abuse. These self-seeding pansies act as a living memorial to this abuse and operate as an antidote to it; each pansy's location is named after the abuse received then posted on his website:

Cross Channel Collaborations Nov 2006

Lille -Grand Place

ARC Talk - Project Space 1 - 29 Nov 06 WEDNESDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2006, 18h00-19h30. Artist Emma Leach has recently completed a residency in Lille, the first collaborative project between Crate and artconnexion. Emma Leach, Amanda Crabtree, Co-director of artconnexion and Sue Jones, Crate Trustee and Director of Whitstable Biennale discuss the potential for artists to collaborate across the channel. For further information on artconnexion:

Machine Room: A Blueprint for Painting 2006

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Machine Room - Project Space 1 & 2 - July & Sept 06

The Machine Room residency at Crate ended with a presentation on September 23rd in the project spaces and saw the launch of the Machine Room website hosted by Crate at For further information contact: machine room


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