Gemma Nash: Artist

I use sound to recover and reimagine stories about people, places and objects

Residencies

I’ve been very fortunate to have been selected to take part in some brilliant residencies and programmes – here are just a few!

Heart of Glass

A research residency with Heart of Glass, Emily Gee (Producer) and local disabled people.

The research focused on intersectionality and new articulations beyond traditional art world paradigms. It will also incorporate collaborative workshops, studio time and research visits.

Sound and Music

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This year long programme focused on my artistic development. Designed to work around my needs, the scheme involved some fantastic coaching and mentoring as well as an extended opportunity to make new work.

I was able to work on my own plans for my career and then work together with Sound and Music to find partner/s to create new music with.  A totally unique opportunity for me to make great new work and to be supported financially and professionally during the process.

METAL, Peterborough

A facilitated work space for artistic enquiry, offering opportunities for exploration, reflection, conversation and risk taking. Led by disabled dance artist and Associate Producer at Metal Kate Marsh, the development LAB was about exploring ‘the in-between’ – the space that sits beyond the binary of the ’normative’ and ‘othered’ body. 

The sessions acted as stimulus and springboard proposing new ways of seeing, new ways of moving and new ways of being together.

The LAB was supported by mentors Luke Pell, Scottee and Noemi Lakmaier.

Drake Music, Ireland

A two day R&D residency exploring assistive music technology. The aim of the residency was to bring the thinking behind the Social Model of disability, and the aesthetics of access into the context of music education for disabled children and young people.

The programme involved practical, hands-on techniques in using music tech to overcome some of the barriers that disabled musicians face.

Cassa Della Musica, Genoa, Italy

 This international four day programme brought together disabled and non-disabled musicians from the UK and Italy. The focus was around disability and music, and included a practical session led by Phil Hill (Drake Music UK) as well as a Symposium for Music Leaders.

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