Winter School with Jamie Crewe

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10 — 12 November 2023
6pm Friday–1.30pm Sunday

Arbroath, Angus, DD11 2NH
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A closeup image of a person gazing into a snow-globe, with their head tilted to the side.
Jamie Crewe, 'False Wife' (2022). Courtesy the artist and LUX

We look forward to hosting 10 participants for a new Winter School event with Jamie Crewe in partnership with Hospitalfield in November.

Please note that the application deadline for Winter School has now passed.

The residential winter school will take place over the weekend of 10 – 12 November 2023 and will be led by artist Jamie Crewe. Participants have been selected through an application process open to artists, curators, programmers and writers who are based in Scotland and are interested in exploring some key questions in Jamie’s practice within a small group setting.

A group of ten participants will spend time together at Hospitalfield, with Jamie and members of the LUX Scotland team, to explore aspects of Jamie’s practice through a programme of film screenings, group reading sessions, discussions and meals. Jamie will introduce participants to her recent work False Wife’ (2022) and present a wide range of cultural material that is important to her and her thinking, including feature films by other directors, archival footage of influential musical performances and select texts for group readings.

The weekend will centre around False Wife’, including a traversal of that piece and a group reading of False Wife Comments’ (2023), which provides commentary on its text. Alongside this, there will be screenings, readings and activities which expand on themes within False Wife’ including continuity and discontinuity of the self, fidelity, and the mysteries of justice” and aspects of the work that Jamie articulates as gestures like winter, pornography and slide guitar”.

further details

Cost: Free (this includes two nights’ single-occupancy accommodation at Hospitalfield and all meals there over the weekend)

How to apply: To apply to take part in this event please answer the questions below and email email hidden; JavaScript is required with your answers and a copy of your CV. Please email Eve Smith (email hidden; JavaScript is required) if you have any questions about the event or the application process.

LUX Scotland Programme Managers (Eve Smith and David Upton) will select participants based on who would most benefit from this group learning experience and will aim to select participants from across Scotland.

1. How would the Winter School benefit your practice at this time? 200 – 300 words

2. Why do you want to take part? 200 – 300 words

3. Which region of Scotland are you based?

We welcome applications in formats such as voice notes and video recordings (up to 10 minutes).

Deadline: Applications must be received by midnight on 17 September 2023.

The selected applicants will be notified by 5pm on 26 September 2023.

Travel bursary available for all participants: LUX Scotland is pleased to offer travel bursaries for all selected participants. The exact amount offered to each participant will depend on where they are each travelling from, but we expect to offer each participant around £50 towards their travel costs.

Access: Film and video works will be screened with captions wherever possible. A quiet break-out space will be available. The discussion parts of this event will not be live captioned.

Fund for Childcare, Carers & Support Workers: Support towards the cost of childcare, carers or support workers is available on a first come first served basis to support you to attend this event. We will pay you £15 per hour and the money will be paid directly into your bank account (alternative arrangements can be made if required). Please make your own arrangements as we are unable to book childcare, carers or support workers on your behalf.

Once selected, participants will be able to access this fund and will be sent an expenses form.

Schedule: Activities will take place from 6pm on Friday 10 November and finish by 1.30pm on Sunday 12 November 2023. Breaks will be scheduled every two hours, with the option of taking a break if needed in-between group break times. Refreshments will be available in between meal times.

Venue access: Hospitalfield is located in Arbroath. Information about how to get there can be found here. Hospitalfield House is a Victorian house over several floors with wide staircases and bannisters in most cases. Some areas of the house, including the Music Room on the ground floor, are accessible by wheelchair. Hospitalfield Gardens and Café is wheelchair accessible via a ramp into the Gardens and there are wide pathways throughout the Walled Gardens​. It is possible to access the ground floor level of the restored Fernery. There is disabled parking available on site by the entrance to the Garden.

Jamie Crewe

is a beautiful bronze figure with a polished cocotte’s head. She grew up in the Peak District and is now settled in Glasgow. She has presented several solo exhibitions and projects, and been involved in many group exhibitions and screenings, and she hopes to do more.

Fund for Childcare, Carers & Support Workers

Film and video works will be screened with captions wherever possible


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