Northlight Gallery

01856 851194
cary@carywelling.co.uk

Northlight Gallery offers residencies to artists who want to trial an exhibition of their work. The gallery space can be used flexibly, enabling artists to make new work or run workshops and seminars. The space is not suitable for large scale/dirty work. New artworks can be made public immediately.

The learning opportunities arise from exhibiting work, reflecting upon it and discussing it with a knowledgeable local community. This community includes practising artists, craftspeople and lecturers whose expertise includes painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, mixed media and mounting exhibitions.

Applications for a residency are considered in mid January.

If other, please specify?:

Photography
Residency Programme since: 2016
Description of Organisation:

Northlight Gallery is a small white wall gallery located in the centre of Stromness on the South West coast of Mainland Orkney, Scotland, UK. It is a non-profit exhibition space totalling 24m2 (258ft2) connected to a workroom with a sink, sofa bed, shower and cooking facilities that can sleep one.

Individuals or small groups with a creative project can use the gallery for exhibitions or workshops between April and November. The gallery and workroom is available for self-funded Artist Residencies.

A charge is made to cover the costs of running Northlight Gallery. In 2019 this is £335 for two weeks. Longer residencies are charged at £180 for the first week and £155 for the second and subsequent weeks.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Textile Art
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : A fully functional printmaking studio is available locally
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): In 2019 this is £335 for two weeks. Longer residencies are charged at £180 for the first week and £155 for the second and subsequent weeks.
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): No grants are available but the charge for using the gallery with adjoining accommodation for the purpose of an artist residency is considerably less than commercial rents charged locally.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Other
    • Supplies
    If other, please specify: A contribution to cover the running costs of Northlight (See The Residency Fee above).
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Both
    Nearest Airport: Kirkwall
    Nearest Train Station: Thurso
    How to reach by plane: Fly to Kirkwall from either Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness or Aberdeen in Scotland. There is a bus into Kirkwall from the airport (10 minutes) and a bus from the bus station in Kirkwall to Stromness (30 minutes).If you pre-book a hire car, you can pick it up at the airport.
    How to reach by train: Take a train from one of the Scottish cities, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness to Thurso, then take a taxi or the bus to Scrabster, the ferry terminal. Take the ferry to Stromness, Orkney. Northlight is 5 minutes walk from the ferry terminal. Alternatively, take the train to Aberdeen, Scotland, and take the ferry from there to Kirkwall in Orkney. Stromness is 30 minutes drive or by bus from Hatston, the ferry terminal in Kirkwall.
    How to reach by car: Drive to Scrabster, Thurso on the northern coast of Scotland. Take the ferry to Stromness, Orkney. Northlight is 5 minutes walk from the ferry terminal. Alternatively, drive to Aberdeen, Scotland and take the ferry from there to Kirkwall in Orkney. Stromness is 30 minutes drive from Hatston, the ferry terminal in Kirkwall.
    How to reach by boat: Three boat routes: Scrabster to Stromness, Gills Bay to St Margaret’s Hope, John O’Groats to Burwick.
    Street & Number: 49 Graham Place
    Postal Code: KW16 3BY
    City: Stromness
    49 Graham Place
    Stromness KW16 3BY GBR
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