Beyond the studio

September 2014

In 2013, Caspian Arts Foundation initiated an arts programme, Beyond The Studio: Contemporary Artistic Practices for Emerging Artists, in Kurdistan at the Salahaddin University-Erbil.

A series of workshops were organised and led by leading visual artists Walid Siti, Wafaa Bilal and Mark Anderson and attended by 2nd and 3rd year BA students from the Salahddin University and those visiting from the region.

The motivation behind the workshops gave both the artist and student the direct access and opportunity to learn from one another and inevitably provided a platform for the attendees to engage with their practice, using tools and learning new skills to assist with further developing their ideas resulting in an exhibition of paintings and a screening of the short films created by the video art and film students.