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Abingdon Studios is pleased to announce the return of our Work/Leisure residency programme. Call for entries are now live, please read our guidelines and how to apply on our dedicated website www.work-leisure.org DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: MONDAY 6TH DECEMBER,… Read More


Work/Leisure is inviting emerging and mid-career artists, living and working in the UK/Europe, to create new work in 2020. In its first iteration, Work/Leisure (2016), delivered 5 short-term, non-prescriptive artist residencies designed to enable artists to research and… Read More

UK Young Artists Arrive In Blackpool

Twelve emerging young artists are were selected arrive in Blackpool this Friday for the first ever weekender residency scheme exploring popular culture. The weekend has been organised as part of a pilot to explore new ways for artists… Read More


Ralph Dorey Organs for Water It is a short film about things like Buffy The Vampire Slayer on the beach, joining the police or joining a gang, the beach, finding a job or losing a job, falling in… Read More

Adam Bassanta

Adam Bassanta A few familiar objects Canadian artist Adam Bassanta undertook a micro residency at Abingdon Studios in 2016 as part of ?Other Worlds Festival funded by Arts Council England and supported by Abingdon Studios and Supercollider. Bassanta’… Read More

Benjamin Orlow

WORK/LEISURE: Benjamin Orlow

Abingdon Studios Project Space (ASPS) Abingdon Studios presented an exhibition by Benjamin Orlow; the first in a series of presentations by artists delivered through Abingdon Studios’ Work/Leisure residency programme. Bringing together new works, made whilst in residence at… Read More

WORK/LEISURE Residency Programme

Work/Leisure was a pilot programme of five residencies, inviting emerging and mid-career artists to work alongside the community of resident artists based at Abingdon Studios, Blackpool. These?short term residencies were non-prescriptive and designed to enable artists to research… Read More

Grants for the Arts

Abingdon Studios successfully received Grants for the Arts funding from Arts Council England for a period of 1 year. 2016?will focus on a range of activity to test bed ways which Abingdon develops in situ currently in Blackpool…. Read More

Tom Smith

Curated by UNIT Projects Tom Smith was selected as Artist in Residence in Aug/Sep 2015 and sited at Abingdon Studios. Smith?s practice looks at the loyalty of images to their subjects. The market, atemporality, and a desire for… Read More

Lisa Wigham

Lisa took up residency?at Abingdon Studios to develop her solo exhibition at the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool. The work evolved through artist residencies at The Birley Studios Preston (December 2014- February 2015) and at Arquetopia Foundation for Learning… Read More