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In 2021 we were delighted to launch our Residency programme; a programme designed to inspire and support emerging local artists and creative practitioners. Our Residencies incubate creativity and productivity as well as providing a platform to support businesses and entrepreneurial spirit.

Meet our current Artist in Residence: Szabotage

UK Street Artist Szabotage takes on a short-term residency here at Cockington Court and can be found busy at work in No.16 SeaChange Studio.

During his residency which runs from 8th January to 29th February, Szabotage will be working on a new collection. Drawing inspiration from the British seaside for The Torbaydos Collection, his signature stencil art captures coastal beauty in Brixham, Paignton, and Torquay, telling unique stories.

From the bustling streets of Hong Kong to the tranquility of Paignton, Torquay, and Brixham, Szabotage creates art that combines sketches, stencils, and portraits, taking inspiration not only from the natural elements but also from the local architecture.

Visitors are welcome to drop by to see Szabotage at work, ask questions, and experience the creative process of creating the new collection. Szabotage invites everyone, from art enthusiasts to the simply curious, to join him during his residency. For a more personal touch, appointments can be booked via email or via his social media channels.


Gustav Szabo is a prolific, contemporary urban artist and designer known as Szabotage. He grew up in Hove, near Brighton where he studied architecture before moving to London where he worked as an architect and designer. After moving to Hong Kong he quickly gained notoriety with sold-out exhibitions, solo shows, collaborative projects, private and commercial commissions with iconic brands such as Prada and Louis Vuitton.

Characterised by bright colours and popular cultural references, Szabotage’s visual language is high impact. His signature style uses layers of stencils to depict life and create personality in each unique piece.

Szabotage works with a variety of formats. His collections range from walls, canvases, prints, and cars to sculptures, stencils and NFT’s. He constantly challenges limitations and enjoys creating his art and sculptures using deconstructed aerosol cans, metals and wood. In the digital space, NFTs allow him to add extra dimensions using animation and sound.

Szabotage’s Koi tag is easily recognisable. The Koi represents strength, adversity and good fortune.


To find out more about Szabotage and his work visit his website>

“Whilst I use a variety of materials and processes in each artwork, my fascination is harnessing the spray can. I am captivated by its chaotic temperament and versatility, and how it demands your focus to control its output.

I am driven to create every day and my goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to be intrigued and moved by their surroundings. “

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