December 19, 2022

CCA Derry~Londonderry Announces 2023 Research Associates

The 2023 CCA Research Associate cohort has now been announced, with support from Jerwood Developing Artists Fund.

The 2023 Research Associate cohort are: Rachel Botha, Beulah Ezeugo, Marie Farrington, Lucy Grubb, Hattie Godfrey. The CCA Research Associate cohort is part of the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund, CCA x Jerwood = Supports.

CCA supports research-based practice in a number of ways, including through their Research Associates programme. This two-year association takes different forms for each participant depending on their needs. For some CCA becomes a testing ground, for others a point for mentoring, peer critique and more.

Beginning in January 2023, the CCA x Jerwood = Supports will include a combination of short training courses, mentoring, surgeries, application feedback and other resources. The programme provides access support for artists that need it to reduce barriers to participation, and includes paid opportunities for artists to take risks and make experimental ideas a reality.

Rachel Botha is a curator, researcher and arts administrator. Her expanded curatorial practice responds to local contexts and investigates how people perceive their social framework. She believes that the responsibilities of a curator are twofold; a facilitator for the artist and a mediator for the viewing audience.

Beulah Ezeugo is an Igbo curator and researcher. Her work centres on imaging Black futures by engagement with communities, cultural memories, and myths. Her practice is informed by a Bachelor in Social Science from University College Dublin and an MLitt in Curatorial Practice from Glasgow School of Art and the University of Glasgow. Currently, she is finding out about how national identities are being built and sustained in both Nigerian and Irish post-colonial contexts.

Marie Farrington’s practice articulates intersections between landscape, visibility and histories of display, exploring how matter is coded and transformed over time. She employs casting as a sculptural process to construct material archives that capture residual aspects of sites, approaching surfaces as semi-photographic indexes. By translating geological activities (such as folding, layering and stacking) into methods of making her work, her practice alludes to the studio as a geological site bound to processes of accrual and erasure. The resulting works operate as relics in reverse.

Hattie Godfrey is an artist and researcher whose work combines performance, installation, drawing, writing and collaborative practices to create works that consider her own and society’s increasingly complicated relationship with concepts of illness, care, and convalescence. Hattie’s work has been seen in galleries and festivals across the UK, including the McManus Art Gallery in Dundee, Belfast International Festival of Performance Art and the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast and Vitrine Gallery in London. Hattie recently had her debut solo show ‘inmate’ at Platform Arts Belfast and was selected to make new work in response to the MacLennan Archive at DJCAD.

Lucy Grubb is an artist based in Coventry, UK. She completed her MFA at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford in 2022. Her current thoughts are interested in using shifting and gesture as compositional devices where potentialities are imagined. Through language and architecture works combine to reconsider modes of production as a rehearsal space where thoughts slip, slide, refuse, relate and hold. In July 2022 she was a graduate researcher with Paul Mellon Centre x Yale School of Art where she organised COMMON-NOTE(S) – an experimental ground for unpublished thinking and writing. She has previously published in Art Review Oxford and Must Use Critical Knowledge (M.U.C.K). Lucy Grubb

Find out more

Read the full announcement

Read about CCA x Jerwood = Supports

Read about Jerwood Developing Artists Fund

Hattie Godfrey, PUT INTO FLIGHT. 2021. Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Flax Project Space, Belfast. Image courtesy of Hattie Godfrey