Artist Susannah Bolton ran her own campaign, Domestic Geology, to fund a rare artistic residency opportunity for her to work alongside her son. She explores themes of landscapes, geology, and the domestic.
“My usual studio space is a compact workspace, and although it’s great for my current research to be making where I am also living with my family, my work has shrunk and become washable, easy to tidy up and put out of reach. In Studio Garonne, I’ll have an expansive studio space to work in, so I can expand out again and breathe.”
I just wanted to say how glad I am I enlisted Jo’s help – I know I would’ve backed out of this by now otherwise! I have such an aversion to discussing money with anyone that this would’ve been impossible…Susannah Bolton
The inaugural creative residency season at Studio Garonne hosted ten artists across a range of disciplines – including Susannah (and Cedar!).
It was better than we could’ve imagined! Intense work, bubble machines from the attic, awe-inspiring art, shared meals, and a real sense of community and collaboration. Two artists who’d never met before started making work together and that collaboration has continued post-residency; and some artists have already exhibited work they made here.Studio Garonne