Grizedale Arts


Pablo Bronstein

At Grizedale

Pablo Bronstein has been working with Grizedale Arts since 2006 when he applied for a residency through the influence of friend Olivia Plender. His first research trip in 2006 was with Plender and Lali (aka Spartacus) Chetwynd, most memorable for their insistence on wearing false beards throughout (locals assumed them to be on a stag weekend).

Throughout his residency he has been forced to adapt his arch-Postmodernism to the messed up landscape of the Lake District and the complexity of Grizedale's slippery programme. In 2007 Pablo worked on a neo-classical Postmodern façade, in the manner of a Charles Jencks garden shed, for the chicken house in the Kitchen Garden at Lawson Park Farm. In between visits and emails to us, he has taken part in a number of projects in which we have mostly tried to get a similar façade made by various host institutions.

Pablo was commissioned in 2008 to produce a film for Agrifashionista, Grizedale's online TV project. The film called Paternoster Square was also shown as a video installation as part of his solo show at Herald St Gallery (London) in June 2008.

He is now contributing to the rennovation of the Mechanics Institute in Coniston that Grizedale are undertaking. Pablo will be selecting a colour scheme for the interior decoration.

Project Contributions



June 2006 - ongoing