Artist-in-Residence, George Charman, is working with the Visual Arts department at West Dean College to develop and realise his design for Artichoke House, a large-scale sculpture based on an original design by Edward James. During a 4-week residency Charman developed his plans for the project and engaged with students through tutorials and an artist talk. As the project develops he will further engage with students, staff and visitors through workshops, tutorials and public lectures. A publication will also be produced to accompany the project.
George Charman is an artist who lives and works in London. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008 and has since exhibited nationally and internationally, with exhibition including: A Straight Line to the Touch, Centre for Recent Drawing London (solo, 2013); Bemis Open, Bemis Centre for Contemporary Art Omaha Nebraska (2013); Creekside Open APT Gallery London (2013); LONDON/BERLIN, fruehsorge contemporary, Berlin (2012); Once Again and Always New, ACME Project Space London (solo, 2012); Play/Game/Place/State, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London (2012); And Then Again, Lisbon City Museum, Lisbon (2010).
Charman has been the recipient of a number of awards for his practice including: Acme Fire Station Live/work residency 2010/15, Arts Council England 'grants for the arts' for his solo exhibition at Acme Project Space and 2nd prize in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009.
His work is in national collections including: Victoria Conran Collection, The British Museum print collection, Victoria & Albert Museum print collection, British Airways Collection, MAKE Architects and the Royal College Art Print Archive. www.george-charman.co.uk