Headlands Center for the Arts

Project Space

Housed in two large, light-filled studios in Building 944, Project Space functions as working studios and occasional exhibition space. Open and free to the public five days a week, you’re invited to come by and see what’s happening in there now.

Now in Project Space | Graduate Fellows Exhibition

July 16 – August 14 | Hugh Pocock (AIR ’14) | Interdisciplinary | Maryland
Hugh Pocock (AIR ’14) uses locally sourced water as the primary ingredient in his physical and conceptual processes of distillation and desalinization. At Headlands, Pocock will cull this “simultaneously functional and sublime” substance from the nearby ocean and fog, drawing attention to the intricate relationship we have with the water that fills the sea, the sky, and our bodies.

Upcoming in Project Space

July 24 – August 20 | Nils Norman (AIR ’14) | Architecture/Environment | United Kingdom
Nils Norman (AIR ’14) has built an extensive, multidisciplinary archive that questions mainstream understanding of private, public, and play spaces—how these spaces have traditionally been depicted, and how they might be reimagined. Headlands Project Space will be a temporary home for Norman and this archive as he researches local playgrounds as well as the legacies of West Coast collectives, communes, and other intentional communities.

August 17 – September 5 | Carrie Hott (AIR ’14) | Interdisciplinary | California
Carrie Hott (AIR ’14) will use the Project Space as a research and development headquarters as she recalibrates the Headlands Archive Room and its holdings. Constructing systems for imagination as much as preservation, Hott will document, research, and display prime examples from the hundreds of objects that have been continuously collected by Headlands artists. By presenting the accumulation and its history in a contemporary framework, Hott intends “to activate the experiences of the past in order to create a critical lens for our present.”

More About Project Space

As a component of the Artists in Residence (AIR) Program, Project Space features artists whose work is designed to be socially engaging. Projects often require visitor participation to be fully realized, so we invite you to visit, inquire, and be a part of the process. The works conceived in these studios make creative use of the interiors, often pulling inspiration and source material from the surrounding Headlands wilderness, and highlighting the historic beauty of the spaces themselves.

When not used as a working studio, these spaces often feature curated exhibitions that are thematic or show new work by artists of interest.