Summer Residency

Each year the Students' Union offers the opportunity for one graduate of that year the chance to work from a central London studio for 12 weeks. 

The Residency opportunity is a fantastic way to develop your practice further ensuring that you still have a place to work post-degree and a space to think.

Alongside a free studio - the Residency gives access to a Materials budget of £500.00 and on-going practical and conversational critical support from the creative team based at High Holborn.

The selected student will also have coordination support for a final show at the end of September.

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2018 Residency Artists.

We're pleased to announce that Miette Farrer, Katie Westwood and Amber Young are our 2018 recipients for the Arts SU Summer Residency Programme. 

Miette, Katie and Amber graduated this year from London College of Fashion after studying for a BA in Fashion Design - Embroidery.

In their own words:

The aim of this residency will be the development and merging of three LCF graduates final year textile collections, reworked and interpreted into textile art pieces. Themes of commentary on everyday life, subverting the familiar and personal emotive responses will be explored through hand embroidery and mixed media textiles. Mass produced objects are subverted through labour intensive textile techniques and material choices, making a playful comment on societies attitude towards consumption. 


Katie Westwood 

Instagram: @katie.r.westwood

Amber Young

Instagram: @amber.lyoung

Miette Farrer 

Instagram: @miettefarrer

Previous receipients


High Holborn Summer Residency: Kate Miller, BA Fine Art - Central Saint Martins. Images 

Chelsea Summer Residency: Thomas Chisholm, BA Painting - Camberwell. Images

*Our Chelsea Residency was only available for the year of 2017 and was a 6 week programme, a reduced materials budget of £250 and final show.


Ikra Arshad, BA Drawing - Camberwell. Website 


Rachel Littlewood and Sean Wyatt-Livesley - BA Design for Graphic Communication, LCC. Case study.


No residency this year.


Sarah Fortais: MA Fine Art - Central Saint Martins. Website