In celebration of Cob’s ten-year anniversary we are proud to launch a new artist residency programme, set within bespoke onsite artist studios. Cob pledges to support artists at the very beginning of their career by providing studio space in the heart of London, artistic support, and a final exhibition.  


The gallery was founded on the principle of nurturing artists and supporting the artistic community, and from conception, space within the premises had been allocated to artists. A portion of the building has now been remodelled with functioning artist studios, to accommodate a full-time residency programme.


In 2021, Cob have invited two London based initiatives to collaborate.  We are excited to announce that these inaugural residences will be presented by HOME by Ronan McKenzie, and PLOP founded by artist Oli Epp and curator Aindrea Emelife.


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Cob x HOME


Applications: 19th March – 11th April

Residents announced: 3rd May

Residency: 17th May – 30th June

Exhibition: 8th July – 22nd July


HOME will host a six-week residency for two BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) Women-identifying Artists, at Cob this summer 2021. The residency will culminate in a two-week WIP exhibition within the studios. Residents can collaborate if they wish, but this is not required. Artists can apply individually or in pairs.


Residents will receive a stipend and materials budget. With special thanks to Glossier for sponsoring the residency.


Inspired by HOME’s inaugural exhibition WATA by Joy Yamusangie and Ronan Mckenzie, we are interested in how sharing a space can inform the work of two practitioners working across different mediums and from alternate perspectives. It is rare that such space is shared by only two artists, as opposed to a group. We're excited by the potential for collaboration this provides – either physically through creating works together, or simply through the impact of being together in a space. This residency is an exploration of how mediums or creative thinking can merge, and the impact this has on both practitioners and viewers.Ronan McKenzie, Director of Home


For more information and how to apply, please visit HOME’s website:


HOME by Ronan McKenzie is modern hybrid of an art gallery and a community events space, based in North London. At the heart of HOME is the aim to inspire, share and support.  HOME is one of very few black owned art spaces within London, and one of the only to be artist led, with a leading focus on supporting Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. HOME offers a considered curatorial and events programme which highlights our founding concept; to truly contextualise artists, and continually transform to support the community we are built for.


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Cob x PLOP


Beginning summer 2021, Plop will host four, one-month residency programmes. Residents will be part of a group show at Cob in January 2022 and will be supported by a range of exciting mentors throughout the programmes. More details coming soon…