This is a spacious one-person timberframe cabin, purpose-built in the past year as an artist residency, self-contained, well-insulated and well-heated, in a secluded spot between garden and woodland on a hill in County Cork. We built the cabin in order to be able to invite artists and writers to work in peace on their own projects, and to participate in the environmental project we have been working on here for the last 30 years.
Initially, residencies will be for a week or two weeks. Later, we expect to consider longer stays. Applicants must write a brief proposal telling us how they will use the time. We accept applications on a rolling basis. There is a modest fee, with the possibility of bursaries. We have secured two bursaries from one local business, and we are working on other connections.
Judy Kravis, writer, and Peter Morgan, artist, have lived on this hilltop in County Cork, Ireland, for many years, gradually creating out of former agricultural land, a rich and varied landscape of native woodland, garden and meadow.
They both worked as teachers, of literature and art, and have produced many artist books, often collaboratively, under the imprint of Road Books.
In recent years they have opened their environmental project to other people, including art students and sustainable horticulture students. In their own lives, there is a useful and creative balance between artist work and land work. Hence the plan to initiate an artist residency, with an emphasis on participation in the work of the land.
- Weeks: 1
- Weeks: 2
- Visual Art
- Private accommodation
- Forest Conservation