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07th Aug - 13th Aug

Thomas Wynne Residency

QUAD is delighted that the artist Thomas Wynne will be undertaking a residency with us from 7-13 August 2023. We are happy to continue our programme, QUAD Staff Artist in Residence Scheme, that across the super team here at QUAD we have a lot of amazing creative individuals who work in a range of roles across the organisation. Thomas’s Instagram takeover on @quad_ gallery will be between 7-11 August 2023.

QUAD is excited to work with them on a week residency where Thomas Wynne is very much present through one-to-one interactions with the QUAD team, taking over and utilising the Instagram page as a virtual exhibition space.

***This is a portrait focused residency, please send direct instagram message to Thomas @thomasmwynne if you are interested to have your portrait taken, either at QUAD or at a City-Centre location.


Artist Bio and Statement

I am a multi-disciplinary artist based in the Midlands with a focus on lens-based mediums and analogue processes.

By exploring the contemporary and historic boundaries between science and science-fiction, anthropological and nature studies, and contemporary art theory I aim to propose, establish and interrogate a fictioned future epoch The Promittocene.

Topics such as UFO sightings in the West-Midlands, Apollo 11 conspiracy theories, calibration of scientific apparatus and the 21st century race for Space dominance are themes that have featured prominently in my practice.

In 2017-2019 I represented FORMAT International Photography Festival as an artist for the first cycle of the Parallel Intersection Programme – I exhibited in various locations across Europe; Lisbon, Lodz Fotofestiwal, OrganVida Photo Festival and PhotoLondon 2019. I have been Artist In Residence at Wolverhampton University, Artcore and QUAD in Derby. I have been awarded various funding awards, most recently ACE Developing Your Creative Practice, resulting in a major solo show as part of FORMAT23 at the partner venue Wireworks Project. Previously I have also taken part in the GRAIN/FORMAT East Meets West Masterclass programme, resulting in a group show at Derby Photo Fringe alongside FORMAT19.

I have taught at further and higher education levels at a variety of institutions across the country, and currently hold an associate-lecturer position at the University of Derby. I have also facilitated various arts and photography workshops, producing two projects with young students and SEND workshop participants for Young FORMAT23.

In 2020, I was awarded the FORMAT20 John E Wright Portfolio Award, and shortlisted for the FORMAT21 festival programme.

I also produces editorial portraits for clients such as Financial Times and Telegraph Magazine, having photographed several well-known and prestigious sitters.

Image Credit: Thomas Wynne

Thomas Wynne


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