Winners of ACAVA Hosts: Three Counties Open Residency 2023 announced

We are thrilled to announce that the winners of this year’s ACAVA Hosts: Three Counties Open Residency are Bradley Sweeting, Kite Myers and Pamela Storey.

In partnership with Keele University and this year’s Three Counties Open Art Exhibition, the winning artists will each benefit from a one-month-long residency at our studios in Stoke-on-Trent.

ACAVA Hosts: Three Counties Open Residency offers the use of a studio and professional development opportunities within a thriving community of established artists and creatives at ACAVA Spode Works Studios.

The winning artists were selected from a pool of 50 entries to the prize, among 100 successful entries to the Three Counties Open Art Exhibition at Keele University.

This year’s winners were announced on the exhibition private view on Thursday 27 July 2023. The show is open to the public until 26 August 2023 at Burslem School of Art.

The residencies will be running between autumn 2023 and early spring 2024.

Bradley Sweeting

Title of submitted artwork: Crocodile
Details: Acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 81 x 81 cm


Kite Myers

Title of submitted artwork: Oddity of Connection
Medium: Needle felted sheep wool, wire armature, foam, Dimensions variable


Pamela Storey

Title of submitted artwork: The Last Bee
Details: Copper, gold, silver wires, recycled food wrap, stone, 6 x 7 x 4 cm.