Residencies at Elephant Lab

Elephant believes that visual thinking triggers societal thinking. In the spirit of this belief, we have established Elephant Lab; a space to foster creativity and feed curiosity.  We encourage experimentation and collaboration, bringing artists together with scientists to investigate the correlation between life and art.

Elephant Lab offers artists time, space, materials and access to specialized knowledge. Housed in a large (34m²), well-lit and fully equipped artists’ studio, Elephant Lab is located next to the Innovation & Development laboratory of Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris at the Studio Building in West London, close to our new home of Elephant West.

Practising artists are invited to make proposals for a one month residency at Elephant Lab. Here is an environment where artists can investigate and innovate with materials offered by the fine art brands, supported with specialist technical knowledge from the chemists in the I&D laboratory and art professionals on the Elephant team. All proposals should have one or more of the following attributes:

  • Experimental
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative


Who Can Apply

All practising artists other than students are eligible to apply.  We accept proposals from individuals, and pairs of artists wishing to collaborate.


Selection Process

Proposals are reviewed quarterly in January, April, July and October. Shortlisted artists are invited to the Studio Building for interview and successful applicants can expect to take up their residency approximately three months after the review date. The next deadline is 27 January for two residencies in May and Junr 2019. For further information and an application form click below.


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Current Residency

Tezz Kamoen

5 - 30 November 2018

Open Studio 29 November - 5-8pm 

Social structures, unwritten rules and identity form my subject, inspired directly from my personal surroundings in London and my Dutch homeland. I zoom in on social behaviour, pop culture, T.V. shows and in recent work, food products. The residency will focus on pre-cooked sausages - with their over saturated colours and perfect shapes as they lay in supermarkets, I want to explore the social status of food.

Sausages, Amstel beer and ‘chicken tonight’ pots are synonymous with the working class in the Netherlands, the implication being that they are something to be ashamed of and made fun of; that we should justify ketchup. Key to my investigation is creating a colour chart based on the different hues and colour tones of these beautiful stiff pink pre-cooked sausages. This will dictate my palette for the paintings I will make during my residency period. I am searching for the 'ultimate sausage colour'



The Studio Building
21 Evesham Street London W11 4AJ

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Latimer Road or Shepherd's Bush


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