Open to visual artists/musicians/writers. The studio is located in a centre of aquacultural research, formerly a salmon hatchery, sited in one of the most beautiful glacial valleys on the west coast of Ireland.
Projects have included a research station for seaweed farming and a product which protects bees from the varroa mite and the nosema virus. In 2019, they have undertaken what will be the largest reforestation project in the country, as they plan to replace the surrounding Sitka spruce forest with native woodland. This will deliver a broad range of ecosystem services to native woodland biodiversity as well as positively impacting on surrounding water courses.
The two old water towers and an extensive complex of water tanks and channels provide a uniquely industrial environment on the shores of Derryclare Lough. The artist in residence will be immersed in both the beautiful landscape of the Inagh Valley and the scientific research ongoing in the building.
The accommodation is in Moyard, 25 km from the studio.
Interface is a not for profit residency programme for visual artists, musicians, writers and dancers. The mission of Interface is to provide catalysing opportunities for artists in residence to engage with other international artists and local people through a unique platform with outstanding natural beauty that explores the intersections between scientific research and art. Our vision is that artists will have the space, time and resources to create, inspired by the special synthesis of science and nature which exists at the Inagh Valley Trust Facility.
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Private accommodation
- Private studio / workplace
- Small hand and power tools available
- Exhibition space
- No requirements
- Forest Conservation