The aim of the residency is to create a serious collection of contemporary artworks inspired by and engaging with north Devon, and more particularly Combe Martin.
In addition to the physical collection, we are keen to encourage documented participatory projects in the village. The emphasis of the residency as a whole is to create innovative and cutting edge works. Each resident artist will be required to donate one work created during/as a result of the residency to the collection. Further details can be found in the Terms and Conditions section of the website.
The first stage of the residency 2018-2019 will involve artists living and working in our cottage. We will be accepting proposals in media such as photography, film, text, performance, sound, music, poetry and engagement with the public.
The selected artists' areas of interest can range from responses to the landscape, seascape, dark skies, geology, village architecture and archeology to engagement with the local economy and culture, plus anything in between.
The second stage of the residency will involve the construction of a garden studio, and this will allow us to take proposals from painters, potters and other ‘wet’ media. Please check the website for updates on this.
As the residency establishes itself, we anticipate regular events which will develop links with local artists and galleries, as well as meetings for resident artists with local curators.
The ultimate aim of the residency is to donate the works created to an appropriate art organisation, gallery or museum in north Devon. While the collection is being created, we aim to exhibit parts of the collection in venues in north Devon, as well as beyond. Artists are required to donate only one piece of work, although there might be a potential for artists to collaborate more extensively on an exhibition or display related to the collection, should they wish.