Barbara Clayton and Nicola Rae take up Graduate Residencies

Socket artists Barbara Clayton and Nicola Rae have both been selected to take up 12 month Graduate Residencies in association with the University of Nottingham’s BA Fine Art department.

Starting Jan 2015 Barbara and Nicola will be amongst the last to participate in the Graduate Residency programme due to the planned closure of the course, a fact that Barbara intends to respond to by using the residual traces left in studio spaces by the endeavours of previous student artists as her starting point.

Nicola plans to use her growing archive of photographic plates and negatives as a starting point for developing large scale figurative and textual paintings in a continuing exploration of identity and narrative.