Exhibition and talks by the four recipients of the 2012 Lifeboat award

LIFE BOAT awardees are eligible to apply for an additional £1000 from programme funders ArtsTemps to realise a project to mark the end of their residency. LIFE BOAT 4/12 is the result of this end of programme reward for 2012-2013.


13 January – 21 March 2014
UAL Showroom, University of the Arts London, 272 High Holborn, WC1V 7EY

The exhibition charted the development of the graduates’ work over one intensive year and showcases the variety of practices emerging from UAL. The artists all worked in the same studio and were able to watch each other progress and discuss their different aims and theoretical frameworks. LIFE BOAT 4/12 revealed how diverse practices can be created alongside each other, and how exciting next dialogues can develop as a result.

Talks programme

These talks took place at University of the Arts London

Plurality & Singularity: Exploring the patterns of the everyday
Exploring the patterns of the everyday, this talk will take the form of a short lecture, followed by a group workshop exploring the everyday rhythms we use to navigate the city.Talk by Isabelle Gressel

The Expanded Field of Painting
This talk will explore the idea of the expanded field of painting, questioning what a painting can be or can become. Talk by Henk Gieskens

Painter’s Process
This talk will focus on the working methods of contemporary painters, looking at the use of unorthodox painting techniques and the influence of modern technologies on studio practices.There will be a number of short films and interviews that reflect on the processes and breakthroughs that take place between the imagined image and the final piece within the artist’s studio. Talk by Michael McManus

I am a Creative
In the digital age an audience will often view an artwork online rather than encountering the real thing in a gallery environment.This talk will examine the role of the modern artist and look at how amateurs and professionals use the internet to express themselves.Talk by Conall McAteer