Greatmore Art Event Space
Greatmore Studios has a long and proud history of supporting Art Making and the development of an artists’ professional practice. Many Alumni have gone on to highly successful artistic careers on the global stage, post Greatmore. Greatmore Street Studios offers artists the unique combination of un-distracted dedication to studio work and a supportive, vibrant environment. The task of the community is to provide space and opportunity for the deepening of experience, where creativity and experimentation can be nurtured; this leads to the development of career opportunities and a confidence to participate in the art industry locally, in Africa and abroad.
While focusing on supporting artists, Greatmore Studios strongly recognises the importance of connecting with the public at all levels and is aware of the impact that the visual arts has on societies, its role in education, communication and health. Visual literacy is an essential tool to expanding our vision and interaction with all cultural and language groups. The promotion of innovative, imaginative thinking contributes to family and social cohesion. As such, the organisation is deeply committed to developing participatory projects, learning activities and other public events that engage and inspire audiences at all ages.
Greatmore Art Studios
Lara Dahlmann studied at the University of Applied Sciences (HAW) and lives and works in Hamburg.
During her studies she became interested in Caribbean culture. This interest led to travels and was intensified by longer stays. She got a travel grant from the DAAD and later worked as a resident artist at Caribbean Contemporary Arts / CCA7 in Trinidad and at LPEP in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Our visiting artist Mwamba Chikwemba 1st July - 19th September 2018 Chikwemba is a talented artist from Zambia. She was part of the Thupelo International workshops earlier this year and is moving forward with her residency at Greatmore Art Studios. Watch this Space!
Roberta Joy Rich
Roberta Rich is an emerging artist working across Australia and South Africa, who responds to constructions of race and gender identity in her multi-disciplinary projects. With a keen focus on language, Rich draws from personal, historical, socio-political and pop culture to engage with notions of ‘authentic’ identity.
Hans Erikson from Sweden was selected by Greatmore Street Studios to take up a two-month residency, funded by Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. An exhibition of paintings made during this residency was installed in the event space at Greatmore Street. 23 February - 10 March 2018
Greatmore Studios Trust is a registered Trust (IT3597/99) and NPO (054-055-NPO).