IT IS NOT ABOUT THE MASTERPIECE. IT’S ABOUT WHAT TAKES YOU THERE.
OH, AND F**K MASTERPIECES.
Worlding is an art residency located in Elephant and Castle, London, and a digital platform created in December 2020 – a pandemic baby, if you will. It was launched by Joana P. R. Neves, an art curator and director of Drawing Now art fair, and Diogo Pimentão, known internationally for his innovative work in contemporary drawing.
Why did we create this project amidst a pandemic? We looked around and noticed that everyone was struggling to create and to experience art, both artists and audiences. We also noticed that creativity lodges itself anywhere and in any circumstance: new platforms were created, new connections were made. We felt closer than ever to creative processes and yet removed from the art spaces during each lockdown. But we got excited with the possibility of engaging with art in a new way, with new words, and with new platforms.
Therefore, we decided to launch a residency program and a digital platform for national and international artists to have a space to be creative, and to talk openly, passionately and jargon-free about creation.
Worlding is a way to experience art, for artists and audiences, in its creative process – halfway between the artist’s own studio and the gallery. Whether you’re in London or elsewhere, you’ll always be able to experience in the flesh or remotely what our artists are doing, because we also create online content.
Project Space and Digital Platform
WORLDING is available for collaborations as an experimental space: performances, public or filmed readings, catalogue launches, open studio events with the residents. Our website is a place to experience art through different audio and visual platforms. Interviews, filmed performances, texts, will be regularly posted so that you can both critically and joyfully engage with life through art.
65-69 County Street
Elephant and Castle
London SE1 4AD
Visits by appointment or during public events.
The closest station with step-free access is Waterloo station. You can get the 188 bus to North Greenwich and get off at Rodney Place (stop BA). The studio is a short walk (approx. 3 minutes) from the bus stop. Elephant and Castle is the closest station. It’s approximately a 10-minute walk, or you can get the 53, 63, 186, or 453 bus which would take approximately 8 minutes. There is step-free access into the building and around the studio. Unfortunately, we do not have an accessible toilet.
THIS PROJECT WOULD NOT TAKE PLACE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF:Our Angels, our Advisory Board, the owners of the studio, Viarco and all the other anonymous patrons and friends who lend us a hand, be it through material support or financial contributions. You know who you are: thank you!
Co-director Roven, Revue de Dessin Contemporain
Director of Casa da Cerca
Founder and Program manager
Independent Curator and Critic
Founder and Program manager
Joana P R Neves
Founder and Artistic Director