The Slate, Phuket has announced, for the second year, that it will collaborate with London’s Central Saint Martin’s College, in selecting an ‘Artist in Residence’. The news comes following the popularity of Vincent Hart’s residency last year.
Under the partnership, the resort will sponsor one of the college’s graduates, who will become the resort’s “Artist in Residence” for up to six months. The successful student will be able to display their work in exhibitions at The Slate.
The resort will also serve as a live studio, enabling guests to interact with the artist and even purchase original works created during the residency. And as part of The Slate’s immersive guest experience programme, complimentary cocktail evenings and talks will give visitors the chance to learn about the artist’s life, work and inspiration. The next resident will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Slate’s first Artist in Residence from Central Saint Martin’s College was Vincent Hart, an exceptional young British artist who graduated in 2018 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art.
Vincent specialises in contemporary painting, influenced by Mark Rothko. His work unites elements from other movements and artists, which he re-contextualises to create a narrative that is intentionally left open to interpretation. In this sense, he encourages viewers to read his work in an entirely personal way.
“It is worth noting however, that as much as my work is influenced by other art, it is also a direct response to my surroundings. Again, light and colour play a big part in my choice of palette and materials, and for this reason, I was very excited to be artist in residence here at The Slate,” said Vincent.
This collaboration marks a continuation of The Slate’s successful artist programme. The resort is currently hosting one of Thailand’s most famous “Sak Yant” tattoo artists for an exclusive six-month residency.