Ania Dabrowska - studio interior
Creative Space Programme
SPACE is running the Creative Space programme as part of the new studio developments at Arlington in Camden.
Arlington (formerly Arlington House) opened as a hostel for homeless men in 1905 and is a historical landmark in the history of social housing. In 2010 One Housing Group, taking inspiration from New York City’s Times Square scheme, has transformed Arlington to create a contemporary community and social context where artists are part of the mix along with residents, training providers and social enterprises.
The Creative Space residency offers an artist the opportunity to establish and run a programme for the residents in exchange for rent free use of the largest studio in the complex.
The programme plays a central role in the development of Arlington as an innovative, enterprising and contemporary environment, adding real value to residents and the building’s wider community.
The inaugural Creative Space artist was Ania Dabrowksa, who started her residency in July 2010.
Ania Dabrowska is Polish-born and London-based, and uses photography, installation, and film. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, and published her work in the UK and internationally since 2001. She dedicates much of her time to participatory projects run in collaboration with international organisations working with different marginalised and under-represented social groups. She is a lecturer at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, and a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths College, London. She is currently working on a Wellcome Trust commissioned project about brain donation and dementia, and developing new work for number of upcoming exhibitions in UK and abroad.
Please have a look at the blog about the Creative Space Programme:
And here is a link to Ania's website: