Family Artist-in-Residence: Rita Evans
8 July - 16 September 2018
Taking up residence in the Drawing Studio, artist Rita Evans will lead Family Takeover, our weekly drop-in programme for families, leading creative activities inspired by the exhibitions Peter Fraser: Mathematics and Yuko Mohri: Voluta.
Rita's sculptural installations are sensorial social experiences that interconnect people and their movement together with elements of the environment, materials, light and sound. The part-architecture part-sculptures are also percussive and wind based instruments that are highly sensitive and foreground the body and its connection to others when linked by the common task of playing them.
Rita Evans is an artist based in London since 2004, completing her MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College in 2009. Since then, Rita has presented at residencies, performances and exhibitions internationally.
In 2018 Rita received a Canada Council for the Arts New Media Grant for Instrument Sculptures and in 2017 an Arts Council England Grant for Matrices + Tensions = Sculpture while in residence at Chisenhale Dance Space, London. In 2015 Rita was awarded the Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award, a major Acme Residency & Awards Programme funded by The Henry Moore Foundation, Royal Opera House, High House Production Park Ltd and Stephen Cripps’s family. The award is for artists working with sound, movement and light. Read more