Susan Stockwell

InSitu implement artist residencies for clients wishing to engage with and support the arts. Residencies provide a platform for artists to sustain their practice while enhancing employee experience, engaging organisations in exchanges that inspire and stimulate their critical thinking and creativity. Residencies are designed to support wellbeing, value community, provide social engagement and encompass diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Award winning artist Susan Stockwell worked with Pinsent Masons by drawing on her practice of socially engaged projects. Through a series of workshops, she asked employees to contribute to a participatory art quilt based on the theme ‘The Times We Live in Now’, explored from a personal, political or philosophical perspective. Stockwell began this project before the pandemic with no idea how significant it would become. During lockdown the shared creative collaboration among employees created connection and comfort through a therapeutic process of sewing, with employees posting their quilt patches to the artist for assembly in the final piece.  

Stockwell chooses materials for their inherent content and histories, with injustice and inequality as overarching themes. Her life-size, dress sculptures and works on paper were placed throughout Pinsent Masons’ space during her residency and she engaged with talks, tours and events in addition to her textile workshops. The artist has work in several private and public collections including the V&A Museum, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, Yale Centre for British Art and has exhibited internationally including Tate Modern and Manchester City Art Gallery.

Pinsent Masons LLP, London HQ

2019 - 2020 and 2021