The Artist's Window - Frances Arnold & Ylva Trapp

The Artist's Window is an exhibition of new work by artists Frances Arnold and Ylva Trapp in the windows of a British terraced house and Swedish apartment.

The work explores the domestic space as a site to inspire and exhibit new work, weaving contemporary art into the fabric of our public spaces.

The windows of a Newcastle terraced house and Gothenburg apartment become the frames for installations by Swedish artist Ylva Trapp and British artist Frances Arnold respectively, with support from curator Hannah Marsden and artist-organiser Johanna Adeback.

The exhibition is launched online with the works visible from the streets outside each location. Events in each city connect audiences with art in the public realm and develop artist's networks aboard.

Frances Arnold; Visual Artist and Project Coordinator

I make site-responsive drawings, prints and artist books exploring architecture and environment. I have been artist in residence at artist-run projects 25sg (UK) and Weekend Residency (Sweden). I’m an experienced Project Manager too leading project teams to deliver arts workshops with community groups.

Ylva Trapp – Artist

Ylva is a visual artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. Trapp co-founded Konsthall 232; a moving, self-organised art space in a Mazda 323. She creates drawings, installations and performances exploring our relationship with public and domestic spaces.

Johanna Adeback – Artist and Organiser

Johanna’s site-specific and time-based work is informed by, and made in relation to, established systems and patterns of everyday life, their constraints and possibilities. Together with her partner Pontus Johanson, she co-founded the Weekend Residency, situated in their Goteborg flat in Sweden.

Hannah Marsden – Curator

Hannah has conducted practice-led research into the social dynamics of art in domestic spaces and relationships of hospitality. She is drawn to methodologies of socially engaged practices that emphasise participation, collaboration and dialogue and is currently developing these interests in her role as Adult Public Programmes Assistant at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.

Our Funders

The Artist’s Window gratefully acknowledges the support of Arts Council England, Newcastle City Council and our community of Crowdfunding supporters, without whom this project would not have been possible.

The Artist's Window

Sunday 22nd February - Saturday 21st March 2015, 5-7pm (GMT), daily.

Viewable online and from these locations:
Ylva Trapp at 70 Falmouth Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5NT, UK
Frances Arnold at Spannlandsgatan 6, 41479 Gothenburg, Sweden

Please click here for more information at Francis Arnold's website; email Fran at for more information or follow us @f_e_arnold