Out of SPACE | Care S2, E6: How to carry on practising
April 2023

Welcome to the second season of Out of SPACE, a podcast by SPACE hosted by artist Cathy Lomax. 

This episode of Out of SPACE’s Care series is one of two practical ‘how to’ guides (the other looks specifically at how to show your work). Together with artists Milly Peck and Luke Burton, Cathy explores the things we can seek out, do, and engage with that will move our career forward and bring our work to the attention of the art world, and very importantly allow us time, space (and motivation) to develop as an artist. 

After leaving art education and the morale-boosting high of the final show we are generally on our own. Alongside continuing to make work, it is important to develop and seek out opportunities and think about how to make being an artist work. These practical things are often hard to make time for as they feel antithetical to the artistic process.

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Listen to season 2, episode 6 here >


Cathy Lomax is a London-based artist, the founder of Transition Gallery and the editor of Arty and Garageland magazines. She is currently researching the role of makeup and artifice in the creation of the Hollywood female star image for a PhD at Queen Mary University of London. Cathy’s paintings and installations assimilate the seductive imagery of film, fame and fashion, juxtaposing it with personal narratives and the everyday. Her particular interests are femininity, masquerade and the way that popular culture is constructed, consumed and related to. In 2014 Cathy was an Abbey Painting Fellow at The British School at Rome and in 2016 she won The Contemporary British Painting Prize. Her 2017 solo exhibition The Blind Spot is profiled by Matt Price in The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting. Recent exhibitions include Star Bar, Broadway Cinema, Letchworth Garden City (ongoing), The Immaculate Dream, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London (2019) and Dear Christine, Vane Gallery, Newcastle (and touring) (2019).


Milly Peck is a British artist working mainly across drawing, sculpture and installation. She studied at The Ruskin School of Art and completed a Masters in Sculpture at The Royal College of Art in 2016. Broadly interested in theatre and the stage, and exploring the slip between two and three dimensions, Milly’s recent work has incorporated the aesthetic qualities of set design to create prop-like constructions that respond to the existing urban and architectural environment with a particular focus on the everyday, domestic or mundane. Milly’s work is often site-specific, reacting directly to historical and topographical features of a space whilst also negotiating the physical demands of a particular location. Recent solo shows have been at Vitrine, Basel, and Matt’s Gallery studio space. She was the Bridget Riley Fellow at the British School at Rome in 2021.

Luke Burton makes paintings through different media including vitreous enamel and folding screens and in pointedly contrasting scales. He has an ongoing interest in how symbolism operates in visual culture, specifically within ornament and painting and how these spheres intersect through their relationship to taste, objecthood and language. Luke has exhibited at National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; ICA, London; Turner Contemporary, Margate; PADA, Lisbon; Gallery Woong, Seoul; Bosse and Baum Gallery and TJ Boulting, London. He was Visiting Fellow and Artist-in-Residence at Girton College, Cambridge University in 2019-20 and in January 2023 will be the Abbey Fellow in Painting at the British School at Rome.

About Out of SPACE Podcast

A podcast by SPACE, featuring artists from across our studios. Artists are in conversation with writers, critics and art professionals, offering a closer look into what happens behind closed studio doors. Out of SPACE is hosted by artist / curator Cathy Lomax. Over the next 4 episodes we will continue to  explore the theme of care from multiple viewpoints, and hear from artists and creative practitioners about their approach to care in their work, life and their surroundings. 

Out of SPACE is a podcast series produced by SPACE, London’s largest artist studios provider. To learn more about the artists taking part, and for further resources, please visit the What’s On section of SPACE’s website at www.spacestudios.org.uk/what’s on.