The CoLab have invited me to take part in a residency at Owipen Manor in Gloucestershire. BODY and PLACE is a residency programme that takes drawing of the body out of the confines of the life room and into unusual contexts.  Observational drawing taps into the creative axis of eye, hand and mind and this residency is an opportunity for professional artists to rethink and reincorporate drawing the body as part of their artistic practice.  BODY and PLACE is for a group of cross-generational and cross-disciplinary artists who seek an intense and rewarding experience and for whom life drawing is outside their normal practice and their comfort zone.