Artist-in-residence Mark Lippett presents Abandoned Spaces exhibition
17 January 2023
Hyper realistic painting of an abandoned industrial site, in cool colours
KEELE University & ACAVA Staff Choice: Mark Lippett, GEC

ACAVA’s artist-in-residence Mark Lippett presents Abandoned Spaces, an exhibition at Spode Works Studios inspired by the abandoned urban landscape in the West Midlands and the rest of the UK.

Abandoned Spaces explores derelict factories and neglected sites which have been taken over by nature. Traces of the past mix with more recent evidence of human activity to create an ongoing narrative.

Mark is ACAVA’s current artist-in-residence at Spode Works Studios after being awarded last year’s ACAVA Studios Artist Development Prize, a career development opportunity that supports artists with the use of a studio for four weeks each to explore, expand, and develop their practice within a thriving community of established artists and creatives at ACAVA Spode Works Studios. Read more about his residency here.

Mark won the KEELE University & ACAVA Staff Choice with the piece ‘GEC’. Learn more about the other prize-winners here.

Abandoned Spaces

Fri 24 Feb – Sat 11 Mar 2023
Private view: 24 Feb, 6–8.30pm

Open times
Mon–Thu, 9am-5.30pm, other dates by appointment

Free visitors parking is available on site either at the visitor’s car park near the Elenora street entrance or past the barrier providing there is enough space. We also have disabled parking and access.

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