4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA
tel: 01453 751440
This year SVA’s refurbished studios in John Street will be a focal
point for a whole programme of arts activities and will also act as
a festival information resource. Designs for the refurbishment were created
by Tony Fretton Architects, whose back catalogue includes the Camden
Art Centre, London, the Lisson Gallery,London, a house for Anish Kapoor
and the British Embassy in Warsaw.
SVA asked new studio members
to re-interpret the idea of Open Studios by
considering the building as whole rather
than just individual studio spaces and to
invite other artists to participate.
SVA studio members have been working alongside curator and writer Lisa
LeFeuvre with the intention of realising the potential of the building
as a space for the production and presentation of work.
The month long programme includes
work by studio members and invited
ar tists, installations, interventions,
trial pit cinema screenings,
elixir events, performance poetry, forums, discussions and presentations.
street programme studio artists
Aimee Lax, Alison Cockcroft, Gavin McClafferty, Liz Lippiatt, Corinne
Hockley, Colin Glen, Oogoo Maia, Simon Ryder (artnucleus), Reinhild Beuther
(artnucleus), Clare Hudman, Jill Hancock, Penny Prince.
john street programme invited artists, performers, musicians
Jessica Rost, Benedict Phillips, Vera Boele Keimer, Sara Fletcher,
Reuben Knutson (Artic), Pete Judge (Artic), David Hancock, Katrina
Horne, Will Sheer, Oliver Marsden, Kate Dent, James Porter, Dominc
Thomas, Alice Hodge (Clean), Sarah Cockings (Clean), Jagdish Patel,
Mariele Neudecker, Susan Collin, Phil Coy, Tacita Dean, Jayne Parker,
Sean Borodale, Louisa Fairclough, Clare Fowler, Amanda Dunsmore, John
Hegley, The Blessing,
street programme events
• Elixir performances, talks and screenings with Sara Fletcher,
Artic and The Blessing.
• Place Memory a two part film screening event curated by Louisa
• Vertical Hopscotch performances and
workshops with John Hegley.
• DJ curator: Collector of music
collaboratively fuse and blend the
eclectic, subversive, the pioneering...
• Hassan Erraji performance of Arabic
music and song from North Africa.
• A view to peace, peace event with film screenings, talks, music,
• In negotiation, a discussion forum with Colin Glen on the festival’s
represent a broad and diverse arts scene.
• Mobile library with Dominic Thomas.
• Animated discussion with Benedict
Phillips and Gavin McClafferty.
• Answers on a postcard (please)
an interactive ar t project with Clare
Hudman and Katrina Horne.
• Dish the Dirt, a collaborative art project with two professional
artist cleaners, Alice Hodge and Sarah Cockings.
• Textiles in performance exhibition and performance with Studio
• Beasty and Metamorphisis, film by
• The DIV film by Benedict Phillips.
• Open studios (please check dates)