DWELL is a residency programme for women artists over fifty.


We work closely with selected artists to support their art practice, as they define it, and to meet them within their reality rather than ours.


Based in our Cotswold studio we encourage artists by sharing our work space with them or by engaging with them as they manage their art practice within the framework of their paid work and family commitments.



There is no fixed period to the residencies and outcomes such as exhibition, performances or screenings can happen at the time that is most helpful to the artist rather than to fit our schedule.


We introduce artists to others in the region and so grow networks and opportunities for artists. There is a small cost to help cover running costs and events. Information on application.


We welcome applications at any time from women artists over fifty from the UK or overseas.

To apply send images and info on your work to  [email protected]



"Still rooted in social engagement, a dialogical aesthetic and concepts of a dynamic archive; intimate exchanges through written text and spoken word have been increasingly coming into focus in my work. 


Hayley Newman and Sally O’Reilly’s recent Writing for Performance workshop Slow Moving Words at the Ikon, Birmingham completely changed my relationship with ‘words’; whilst my most recent developing visual imagery examines the current pervading attempts to categorise, contain and measure personal communications and experience, through digital analytics platforms and another systems.


Following a recent solo exhibition, Contingent Passages at Cornerstone Arts, Didcot and the  collaborative Summer Residency with artists and biotechnology research scientists at OVADA Studios, Oxford, I plan to use my Dwell time to mull over the various strands of my practices, and examine their ties; the attachments, restrictions and future possibilities.


DWELL will provide me with essential retreat; the opportunity to step back from collaborative making for a while into a quiet and contemplative space of solitary reflection, before moving forwards in new directions."





Beyond Measure #4

Photogram/kiln-formed glass /data transfer cable