This year b-side is partnering with a range of South West based arts organisations and educational bodies to offer what is likely to be the Bursary Artist's first commission. The YPBA Scheme is there to support young artists to develop and strengthen their artist practice as well as guide our young artists from a educational context into a real life, professional context.
Lily Lloyd has been selected as the b-side and Canford School YPBA. Lily will receive mentoring and practical advice from both the Canford School and b-side team. She will also get the opportunity to be a part of b-side Festival 2018.
Lily is studying Pre U art, Religious studies and English at Canford School in Wimborne, Dorset. She spends a lot of time on Portland, as her family owns a house in Easton. For her Pre U art course, she has produced films, sculptures, photographs, resin work and drawings. Over the past 18 months, Lily has been making work focused around Portland. The work, mostly photography and short films, has responded to the community, landscape and buildings of the island. As a recent Portland inhabitant, Lily has begun to understand more about the history, community, function and quirks of Portland, adding to the depth of her work. After a spending time in Australia, she plans to study BA photography at Falmouth University.
Lily will be based at Fancy’s farm, making films and photography as well as diary notes and written responses to the work that takes place on the farm. Lily is also going to produce resin sculptures within Portland stone, which incorporate text, stitching and drawings that relate back to the role that the farm plays within the local community.