Park in Progress 2011-12



UK Young Artists collaborated with Pépinières Européennes Pour Jeunes Artistes  along with other European partners for the 4th edition of Park in Progress. The event took place in the summer of 2011 in the great outdoors – in two areas of the Saint-Cloud National Park in Sevré, the Nymphée d’Apollon and the Jardin du Trocadéro park. Over forty artists from across Europe took part in a residency where they met and shared their experiences whilst collaborating together to showcase new pieces of work against the backdrop of the Seine and the Eiffel tower, at dusk and far into the night. 

All forms of artistic expression gathered together: dance, performance, circus, music, and for the first time: digital arts, represented by a generation of young artists particularly inventive and sensitive to working with the elements in the environment of a park.

UK Young Artists selected Sam Spreckley, réaltympanica and Noel Murphy to participate in this 10 day residency. The artists collaborated with one another as well as with other artists from across Europe to produce site specific work in the park environment.


 Nottingham UK
5 September –14 September, 2012

The ParkinProgress UK residency saw 20 selected UK artists alongside 20 international artists from EU countries reside in Nottingham over a 10 day period.

During the residency the artists were provided with studio and technical facilities through Nottingham Trent University. They participated in a workshop programme to facilitate creative collaboration and intercultural dialogue. The project was hosted by Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, working within the Castle grounds and surrounding parkland. 

The UK artists selected to take part in this event were:

Adam Walker, Anna Mawby, Coraline Grandin, David Bethell, Deborah Stevenson, Elliot Burns, Emilia Robinson, Evangelia Kolyra, Hannah Silva, Helen Stead, Holly Hopkins, Maria Fernanda Toledo, Mark Essen, Natlie Raven, Rachel Farrer, Rachel Parry, Samuel Cook, Victor Lam.

The Nottingham PiP residency was timed to coincide with World Event Young Artists 2012 (WEYA).

Funded by the European Commission and Arts Council England.

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