Constellations is a research and development programme for artists who are either working with, or have the desire to work with people in community contexts. The programme supports artists to develop their practice, collaborate with others, access new networks, and spend time at Flat Time House as a place to study and research between monthly workshop sessions.
A working group of artists from across the UK are selected through an open call to come together and collaborate in monthly workshops. They can then experiment with and refine existing models for co-creation and social practice, or propose different models altogether.
Constellations is part of our Live Research which prioritises working with and supporting artists to open up questions, invite dialogue and explore the parameters of what public art is and can be in the 21st Century.
The first iteration of Constellation ran from 2017-2018. The second iteration will run from April 2019. Look out for the open call for the second iteration coming soon!
FTHo was the studio home of John Latham (1921-2006), recognised as one of the most significant and influential British post-war artists. In 2003, Latham declared the house a living sculpture, naming it FTHo after his theory of time, ‘Flat Time’. Until his death, Latham opened his door to anyone interested in thinking about art. It is in this spirit that Flat Time House opened in 2008 as a gallery with a programme of exhibitions and events exploring the artist's practice, his theoretical ideas and their continued relevance. It also provides a centre for alternative learning, which includes the John Latham archive, and an artist's residency space.