Charlotte McCarthy, MA Fine Art Student at the University of Chichester, will be Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2019 Emerging Artist in Residence.
Sculptural installation artist Charlotte has been granted extensive access behind-the-scenes at CFT for the residency; this year’s theme is Senses. Charlotte explains that she is particularly excited to ‘explore the experience of the Theatre through my own, the staff and visitors’ perspectives. I intend to gain a deeper insight into the workings of the Theatre – from learning how objects and props are made, used and handled; to delving into the archives to discover more about the physical structure of the building and how the original intentions of the architects affect how people use the space today.’
This is the fifth annual artist’s residency at CFT, in a continuing partnership between Chichester Festival Theatre and the University of Chichester’s Fine Art Department. Charlotte’s residency will contribute to her MA degree; she will also support the work of the Learning, Education and Participation department (LEAP) by contributing to the Theatre’s programme of workshops and events and supporting young people taking part in the Arts Award scheme. The residency will culminate in an exhibition later in the year.