Electro-etching Residency-workshop in Canary Islands

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From the naturally lit studio, as well as from the residence and the balconies, you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of the sea and surrounding farmland. In this natural environment, perfect for reflection and creativity, Alfonso Crujera has created a workspace free from toxic emissions and respectful to the environment. The resident artist will be introduced to the fascinating process of electro-etching copper and zinc plates instead of using traditional acids. He will have access to the master’s direct and personal assistance and will have the opportunity to develop their current knowledge of non-toxic etching using electricity, applying these techniques to their own work. The artist will also learn how to assemble an electro-etching unit themselves, so they will be able to continue electro-etching in their own studio back home.

The residence and workshop are 700 meters from the beach. The area enjoys a very pleasant and moderate subtropical climate year round, with average temperatures ranging between 12-28ºC.

Desde el estudio -iluminado con luz natural- la residencia y las terrazas, se disfruta de un magnífico panorama sobre el mar y los terrenos de cultivos. En este ambiente natural y propicio para la reflexión y la creación, Alfonso Crujera ha transformado el taller en un espacio de trabajo libre de emanaciones tóxicas y respetuoso con el medio ambiente. El artista residente se iniciará en los procesos del grabado electrolítico con planchas de cobre y zinc como alternativa a los procesos tradicionales con ácidos, tendrá la asistencia directa y personal del maestro y la oportunidad de perfeccionar sus conocimientos de grabado no tóxico con electricidad, o bien realizar un proyecto artístico con las aplicaciones de esta técnica.

El taller-residencia se halla situado a 700 metros de la playa. El lugar disfruta de un clima subtropical moderado y suave durante todo el año, con una temperatura media que oscila entre 12-28ºC

Residency Programme since: 2011
Description of Organisation: The electro-etching residency is located within the workshop and residence of the artist Alfonso Crujera, located on the northern coast of Gran Canaria island in Spain. Crujera is a specialist in electro-etching, an innovative and non-toxic process of etching copper, zinc, and iron plates, thus minimising the risks for both the etcher and the environment. The knowledge and experience gained through his extensive investigations have been shared at conferences and courses on electro-etching at universities and workshops. He has published a manual and numerous articles outlining the diverse processes of etching using electrolysis. His expertise has been in demand in Spain and Mexico, advising the setup of electro-etching units in workshops and teaching specialised courses.

El taller y residencia del artista Alfonso Crujera, se encuentra en la costa norte de la isla de Gran Canaria. España. Especialista en grabado electrolítico, un proceso innovador, no tó¢xico, para grabar planchas de cobre, zinc o hierro, que minimiza los riesgos para el grabador y el medio ambiente. Sus investigaciones y experiencias le han llevado a impartir conferencias y cursos sobre el grabado electrolëtico en universidades y talleres, ha publicado diversos artículos y un manual donde expone los variados procesos para grabar utilizando electrólisis. Su magisterio ha sido requerido para instalar unidades de grabado electrolítico en talleres y universidades en España y México, donde también ha impartido cursos especializados.

Organisation founded in: 1997
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Technical assistance
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Housing
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Family Life
    Selection process: N/A
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (LPA)
    How to reach by car: From the airport 40 km
    Street & Number: San Felipe 90
    Postal Code: 35414
    City: Sta. M de Guía / Gran Canaria
    Country long: Spain