James Lander

James Lander Balfron Tower

Chelsea Arts Club Trust/Barry Flanagan Award for PhD study

I have been artist in residence in the architect Erno Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower and my research project is an unofficial account of the past, present and future uses of what to some is an architectural paradigm and to others a monstrosity. “The funding from the Trust has enabled me to dedicate my time to study. It has made academic supervision, support and resources accessible, all of which are essential to developing my research and academic profile to a professional standard. The funding support has made it possible to organise an archival exhibition, to curate a video installation for the opening night of an exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); and to be selected for the Bow Arts Open 2015 at the Nunnery Gallery, London. A contribution to the Journal of Art Writing by Students (JAWS) will follow later this year”.

Image: Research material on Erno Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower courtesy of the BALFRON TOWER/Rowlett Street Archives. Photo credit: Michal Kozlowski