Pollock's Toy Museum Artist Residency Programme


Current Artist: Jeanine Woollard

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We are thrilled to announce the Pollock's Toy Museum Artist Residency programme. The current artist is Violeta Bravo  @violeta_bravo.artist.

About Violeta Bravo

'I am a visual artist with a focus on drawing, painting, installation and printmaking. My work explores the complexity of humankind's relationship with the ecosystems within which we live, reflecting upon our sense of self, nature and inhabiting habits, getting to understand how the Anthropocene is affecting both the planet and the individual. As such, I have a deep fascination with biology, zoology and botanical research. From an ongoing process of fragmentation and reconstruction, I reflect upon the internal-external dialogue and the dichotomies in ourselves, observing with curiosity the highlights and dark corners and getting to understand reality and myself in the process. As such, my ongoing research is an intersection between the natural sciences and mental health and identity studies, example of it is my latest series “Visual Diary”.'



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Detail of 'Visual Diary', watercolour on paper, 2022

About the Residency

 The residency invites artists of all backgrounds and practices to take inspiration from the collection here at Pollock's Toy Museum to produce work and develop their practice. We have a print studio in the basement with everything you need to produce many different types of prints. This is because our history is rooted in theatrical printmaking and Jack Fawdry Tatham, great grandson of the Museum founder, is also a printmaker.  That said, you do not have to be a printmaker to take part in this residency!


The residency is in its early stages but the basics look something like this:


  • Full access to Museum and print workshops for an agreed period,

  •  Exploring the museum collections, history and buildings to create a series of work that is in response to or connected to Pollock’s,

  • The residency doesn’t have to but can culminate in an exhibition, designing a product for our shop, leading a workshop or anything else you want to discuss.

We are not currently taking applications for the residency but if you'd like more information please feel free to give us a call!