Following a wide-spread appeal for artists to apply for ArtHouse Jersey’s 2017 Artist Lock-in residency, we’re thrilled to announce that 11 artists from around the world have already been selected for the 10 day artistic residency. The artists are from a variety of disciplines and are widely diverse in their backgrounds, artistic mediums and experiences.
ArtHouse Jersey has been hugely encouraged by the interest and enthusiasm that has been expressed towards the project. Artists from New York, Warsaw, Sweden, Portugal,Scotland, Wales, and England will be travelling to Jersey to participate in the project. A profile on each Artist is attached with this press release. Musician, field-recordist and studio experimenter David De La Haye, and performer and theatre-maker Henry Lambert, are the two artists from Jersey selected to take part.
How does it work?
In association with WildWorks and Jersey Heritage, the Artist Lock-In is a professionally facilitated residency project that brings Artists of a variety of disciplines (music, dance, visual arts, literature, film, literature, performance), ages, backgrounds and experiences together to learn from each other and respond to their surroundings. The idea is to provide Artists with time and space to consider new ways of working and collaborating with people of different practices
The Artists will be in residence at the Castle from Sunday 1st October – Tuesday 10th
October and will be taken through a series of tasks that encourage teamwork and creative thinking. As the residency progresses, the tasks will become more focused, enabling the artists to explore ideas and concepts in more depth, which in the past have resulted in larger projects being conceived after the Lock In has finished.
The Lock-in will be facilitated by Sue Hill who is the Associate Director of WildWorks – the renowned international theatre company best known for its 2011 production of ‘The Passion’ with Michael Sheen in Port Talbot. From 2000 – 2006, Sue was also the Artistic Director for the Eden Project, developing their innovative interpretation strategy, commissioning artists, writers and performers to illuminate Eden’s ideas and messages.
ArtHouse Jersey Director, Tom Dingle, said:
“We were overwhelmed by the range and quality of the applications we received this year and are thrilled to have been able to make such a strong selection of artists. With Sue at the helm, they are sure to have a memorable and energising experience and we look forward to seeing the ideas and work that springs from it.”