Garage Residency Artists

Jo Ball

30th August – 13th September 2021


I had three weeks at the Garage in September 2021. It came towards the end of an Arts Council DYCP, a 9-month funded period of studio time. I hadn’t had the opportunity to work at scale for a long time and to be able to stretch out and play in a large space was invaluable. It restarted my installation practice and I am still working from ideas generated during that time.

Because we were still slightly restricted after Covid I arranged mainly one-to-one visits and found this to be a really good way for me to get feedback and talk about ideas. I am hoping for my next block of time at the Garage to involve some more open events and writing workshops. The Garage is a very generous project and one that is unique and important within Bristol. I’m very much looking forward to going back in 2023.