Panel discussion with Tamarin Norwood, Jenny Sjöholm and Duncan Smith  considering the roles and functions of the artist studio in contemporary practice. The discussion took place during Vis Loci: Geographies of the Artist Studio, an exhibition curated by Squid & Tabernacle to conclude their residency and publication series of the same name. The discussion took place in London on 25 October 2012, chaired by co-founder of Squid & Tabernacle George Major.

Tamarin Norwood is an artist and writer with an interest in the relationship between the processes and products of studio practice. This year she is starting a doctorate in art theory and anthropology looking at the role of the studio visit in contemporary art practice.

Jenny Sjöholm is a geographer based at the University of Uppsala, she has written extensively based on her field research in artists’ studios, as part of the Geographies of the Artist’s Studio programme she carried out a residency in the archive of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Duncan Smith is director of ACAVA, an educational charity which provides studios to over 500 artists, mostly in London. As an educational charity, ACAVA’s remit goes beyond the simple provision of workspace and includes the development of social and practical support networks for artists.

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