ESP Production Residency I: Chloe Ashley
17 May – 4 June

ESP is delighted to announce that artist Chloe Ashley has been awarded the first Production Show ESP Residency. Chloe's practice in invested in process, exploring photography's materiality and questioning the photographic medium. During the three week residency she will be transforming the second gallery/workshop at Eastside Projects into a dark room, developing large scale site responsive photographic works from 17 May – 4 June.

Chloe is a studio holder at AirSpace gallery in Stoke-on-Trent. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Loughborough University in 2013. Recent projects and exhibitions include Tracing PAPER Mentoring Scheme, PAPER Gallery, Manchester (2016), Assemblage, Spode Works, Stoke-on-Trent (2015), Nottingham Castle Open 2014, Nottingham (2015) and Beyond, QUAD, Derby (2014).

Chloe will be presenting the outcomes of the residency at the gallery on 3 June as part of Digbeth First Friday. Come along and see what she's been up to!

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More artists! Less borders!
1–24 June

On 1 June Eastside Projects will change the billboard on the front of the gallery for the last time. Artist Kathrin Böhm's campaign artwork will ‘EU-ify’ our name as part of a month-long national artist-led campaign.

EU-UK is a national artist-led campaign seeking to diversify the EU Referendum debate. On 1 June EU-UK launch a month-long national referendum countdown including events, calls to action and open-source posters designed by international artists. Initiated by artists Rosalie Schweiker, Kathrin Böhm and designers An Endless Supply, the campaign offers an open and inclusive debate that encourages humour, complexity and empathy amidst the increasing media polarisation of the referendum.

Combining a low-fi atheistic and witty language, EU-UK adds a cultural voice to the ‘Remain’ campaign by offering campaigning material - open-source posters, clever slogans, easy and impactful actions and fun games - all of which can be downloaded for free. Materials can be submitted and shared by anyone, reflecting the collaborative and collective nature of the EU that inspired Schweiker and Böhm to take action.

EU-UK aims to encourage the nation to instigate their own personal EU debate, both online and offline. GET INVOLVED TODAY!!! Share or instigate your personal EU debate online or offline by sharing campaign materials, organising your own event or contributing to the online poster library.

Find out more HERE