Novak Graphics Inc. Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China Residence


We have the pleasure to inform you that the 6th International Artist Retreat and residence workshop will take place in Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China, from May 10th through May 28th, 2020. As decided by the organizers, about 30 artist from China, and from different countries of the world, will be invited to participate. The participating artists will be selected by the organizer’s curators:

Gordan Novak owner of Novak Graphics Inc. printmaking studio and publisher from Admiral, Saskatchewan, Canada

Liu Jian, artist, art consultant and curator from Toronto, Canada and Beijing China

or proposed by the art-world professionals (art critics, galleries, museum curators, university lecturers…).

The invited participants are free and independent in choosing the subject, style and technique of their work for their production during their stay on the location. However, they will be proposed to make one painting on canvas size 120 cm x 120 cm and two more works on canvas size 60 cm x 60 cm, destined for the permanent collection of the organiser’s future World Art Museum at The Peach Blossom Pool Arts and Holiday Riverside Resort, Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China.

All the canvases and oil and acrylic paints, as well as any special materials requested by the artists, will be provided free of charge by the organizers, who will also cover all the expenses for full board and lodging including visits to selected historic, nature and cultural sites. The invited artists should only pay the transportation costs from their city/country to Shanghai, China and back. The organizers will meet the artists at meeting points in Shanghai and transport them by bus to the resort.

The residency will end with an exhibition of the works produced in Tao Hua Tan and an open day reception for the press, collectors, critics, gallerists and the general public. The catalogue book of the residency will be produced by the organizers and 3 copies will be mailed to each of the participating artists.

After the residency, the organizers will transport the artist by bus to Shanghai, Pudong Airport.

Gordan Novak, Project Coordinator and Curator

Residency Programme since: 2017
Description of Organisation: Novak Graphics Inc. has been established in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1981, as a printmaking studio and print publisher.

Since 2015 in Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province. China.

International printmaking studio and Tao Hua Tan Art artist residence emphasize the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange and immersion into another culture while exploring the link between the traditional and contemporary aspects.

Organisation founded in: 1981
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: more than 20
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
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?: No
    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
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Production costs
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    • Publication
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Heffei, Anhui Province, China
    Nearest Train Station: Jingxian, Anhui province, China
    How to reach by car: Residency is in Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China.The organisers will pick up participating artists in Shanghai and transport them by speed train and buss to the residence.
    Street & Number: By The Peach Blossom Pool Holiday Hotel,5 stars, Xuancheng, Anhui Province,
    Postal Code: 211318
    City: Taohuatan Town, Xuancheng Jing County, Anhui Province
    Country long: China
    By The Peach Blossom Pool Holiday Hotel,5 stars, Xuancheng, Anhui Province,
    Taohuatan Town, Xuancheng Jing County, Anhui Province 211318 ANH China
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