Big Give Residencies

In November 2021 Yinka Shonibare Foundation joined the Big Give, the UK's biggest coordinated fundraising campaign to raise money for a new Fellowship Residency at G.A.S. Foundation for a UK-based African Diaspora artist and a curator. After successfully reaching our target we were able to raise enough funds to cover the cost of two 6-week fully catered residencies that came complete with flights, local travel and materials. 


The residency supports both the creative and social needs of the selected artist and curator, the ambition being that the experience brings about future projects and collaborations for them, both in the UK and Nigeria. It also provides a unique chance for the artist and curator to spend time developing their career in one of Africa’s most exciting and fastest-growing creative hubs.

Seyi Adelekun

UK | Sept - Nov 2022


Seyi Adelekun is a neurodivergent multidisciplinary artist and designer of Nigerian-British heritage. Her practice to date explores how public installation can inspire action to respond to the climate crisis, promote biodiversity and celebrate local ecologies. 


Seyi uses natural materials, permaculture principles and regenerative circular economy principles to develop work. She sees the process of collective making as a tool to nurture healthier relationships with our environment and facilitates creative nature workshops with young people to encourage environmental stewardship.



Alberta Whittle, 2022. Photo Credit: Matthew Arthur Williams

Alberta Whittle

Scotland | Nov 2023


Alberta was born in 1980 in Bridgetown, Barbados. She lives and works in Glasgow. Her extensive range of solo and group shows include amongst others a comprehensive solo show at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh; Holburne Museum, Bath and the Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (all 2023). Tate Britain, London; Fotografiska, New York; Moderna Museet, Malmo and Kunsthall, Trondheim (all 2022). 


Alberta represented Scotland at the world’s largest international festival the 59th Venice Biennale. In 2020, she was awarded a Turner Bursary, the Frieze Artist Award and a Henry Moore Foundation Artist Award. She was the Margaret Tait Award winner for 2018-19.




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