Spike Island

Stuart Whipps

1 to 28 February 2013

Birmingham-based artist Stuart Whipps has been awarded a month-long residency as part of the Heterotic1 programme funded by Turning Point West Midlands and developed by Eastside Projects in partnership with Spike Island and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

The Heterotic1 residencies offer artists from the West Midlands time and space to develop work and ideas free from any prescribed end point. Taking their cue from a genetic term which describes the tendency of a crossbred organism to have qualities superior to those of either parent, The Heterotic1 residencies aim to create professional connections and open up new contexts for practice.

About Stuart Whipps

Stuart Whipps (b. 1979) lives and works in Birmingham. He is currently exhibiting in British Art Show 8 (touring the UK through 2015-2016). Solo exhibitions include: Photo Colour Services, Ithuba Arts Gallery, South Africa (2015); Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Stuart Whipps, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2014); Reference Works, Guangzhou Library, China (in collaboration with Andrew Lacon) (2014); Birth Springs, Death Falls, Flat Time House, London (2013); Tick, Tack, Tick, Tack, Tick., David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (2012); Why Contribute to The Spread of Ugliness?, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2011); Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales (2010). Group exhibitions include: After The Image, Unseen Photography Fair, Amsterdam (2014); Reference Works, Library of Birmingham (2013); On The Rocks, One Thorsby Street, Nottingham (2012). 

Supported by
  • Arts Council England GfA
  • Birmingham City University
  • Eastside Projects
  • Turning Point West Midlands