Free Studio in Ealing Road Awarded to Emily Moore

ASC announces our third free studio awardee in Ealing Road studios, Emily Moore.

Artists’ Studio Company is delighted to announce painting and textiles artist Emily Moore as the 2023-24 awardee of our free studio at ASC Ealing Road. Emily’s year-long free workspace residency began in October 2023.

Emily began her fine art practice following studies in graphic design, after which she completed an MA Painting at the Royal College of Art in 2020.

During this time Emily was awarded the Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Award, which gives one RCA student each year the opportunity to develop their practice with a studio space and additional support.

Emily is one of the founders and co-chair of RCA BLK, a grassroots community group that encourages and supports the practice of contemporary visual artists who identify as Black within the RCA’s wider community. 

After graduating during the Covid lockdown, Emily began experimenting with textiles, drawing together her fine art practice to create ‘crochet paintings’. Her work is inspired by everyday conversations and occurrences, using materials and a style of work traditionally associated with the domestic sphere and interjecting it within a canon of classical painting.

Emily says, “It’s so valuable to have this free studio space – not only for a sense of security and having the space to create, but also for the freedom to explore different avenues of my creative practice. 

I’m also really excited to be able to work at Ealing Road studios with the opportunity to engage with the borough I grew up in. Throughout the residency, I’ll be exploring how to connect with the local and creative communities in the area.”

The Ealing Road Free Studio scheme was developed in partnership with Brent Council, allowing an artist who is resident in the borough access to a free studio space, as well as the opportunity to exhibit at ASC’s Canalside Gallery. Emily was selected from a number of applications by a panel with representatives from ASC and Brent Council.

The previous artist in residence at Ealing Road studios was Warren Reilly, a painting, textiles and social design artist born and raised in Brent. Warren achieved an MA Textiles in Practice from Manchester School of Art before returning to London, where he continued his practice, working with Brent’s London Borough of Culture campaign as creative director for ‘Fashioning Our History’ and  curating The Mixed Museum’s digital exhibition ‘By The Cut of Their Cloth’. You can watch our interview with Warren during his end-of-residency exhibition here.

ASC is a leading charitable provider of affordable workspaces for artists and makers in London, supporting thousands of creatives since it was established in 1995.

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