OBRAS Holland

(0031) 627 420 0725
Name of Residency: OBRAS Holland

OBRAS HOLLAND gives guidance, advice and support when needed, but first of all it is a help-your-self place.

Your host: Josien Jongejan, lives 200 m from the residence and has a network of contacts in the local art and science community. She may also schedule an informal artist talk together with you.

The rates for 2020 are:

– 120 euro per week for 1 person, 200 euro per week for a couple.

– Service costs (incl. Wifi and cable TV): 13,50 euro per week.

– For water (1,30 euro per m3), gas (0.65 euro per m3) and electricity (0.25 euro per Kwh) you pay what you use.

Check www.obras-art.org for details and conditions.


Residents of OBRAS-Holland

Here the residents and their project of 2018 are mentioned. See www.obas-art.org for resident and their projects in 2019 and in the years before 2018.

Carole Wilson (Australia visual artist) added more works to her ongoing series Field Notes. Among others she stitched strips of geographical maps on carton.

Annie Drum (Australia writer) was working on her novel What Shape the Wind, and made a series of small installations of found objects such as bottle tops, part of a bicycle bell and a shopping list in German.

Alison Kruse (USA) experimented with techniques for her oil painting, such as applying it very wet and separating oil form pigment. She worked on old and new themes such as still lives and the natural disasters of early 2018. But basically she was studying the human interference and the force of nature.

Debby Hill (Australia) was inspired by the urban and natural landscapes in the direct surroundings of her residency. She was intrigued by the forms of the trees (nature) and the old remnants of the industrial time of Renkum (manmade chimneys). Her work was an investigation on the connection and disconnection between natural and urban elements in time and space.

Julie Keating (Australia) fascinated by the street of her residence. She collected information on its recent history through literature and talks with neighbours. A century ago a nearby house was home for several famous landscape painters another was a sanatorium for children with tuberculosis.

In recent years Greg Hrbek (USA) choose OBRAS-Holland to work on his novel about the Pacific War between the USA and Japan, being part of WWII. The story is set on an island in Oceania in the years in 1929-1945. It is partly based on experiences in own his family.

Paul Kohl (photographer USA) and Izumi Ueda (visual artist Japan) felt living in paradise due to the exceptional good weather and above all by the explosion of colours in the garden: the azaleas and rhododendrons, some three meters high, were in full blossom. Izumi uses the flowers to decorate her paintings of dresses. Paul was photographing, but also came in contact with our friend and ceramist: Hanneke van den Berg, and accepted her invitation to experiment with raku.

Morgan Adler (USA) loved the little town, the beautiful nature that surrounds it and her biking tours. She painted churches, field, animals, &hellip and being just graduated from university she contemplated on her future. She started writing short essays on contemporary art.

Residency Programme since: 2001
Description of Organisation:

General aim of Foundation OBRAS is to provide all space, service and hospitality necessary for effective working on art and science.

Foundation OBRAS has its principal seat and most of its activities in Portugal. In addition to its activities in Portugal, OBRAS has an auxiliary establishment in Holland.

There are mayor differences between OBRAS-HOLLAND and OBRAS-PORTUGAL.

OBRAS-HOLLAND uses a spacious mansion in an urban region, in which one or two artists live and work largely on their own. It is located at the etch of a pleasant village and has good travel connections to surrounding big cities and cultural highlights.

OBRAS-PORTUGAL has a Centre in a rural region with several apartments, studios and place for 10 artists. It organises a variety of cultural events (see www.obras-art.org for more info).

This page gives only information on OBRAS-HOLLAND.

Organisation founded in: 2003
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Foundation
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Apartment
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : yes, but ask for more info
    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): 120 € per week foor 1 person, 200 € for 2
    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
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: artist talk in informal atmosphere
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Both
    Nearest Airport: Schiphol (Amsterdam)
    Nearest Train Station: Ede Wageningen
    How to reach by plane: Schiphol Airport is 75 km from the house and has good train connections. In some cases the regional airports can be an option.
    How to reach by train: Many trains stop at “Ede-Wageningen”. There we can pick you up(or you can do the last 10 km by bus or taxi).
    How to reach by car: The house is well connected to highways and other roads. Ask us for a route planner.
    Street & Number: Nieuweweg 31
    Postal Code: 6871 CA
    City: Renkum
    Country long: Netherlands
    Nieuweweg 31
    Renkum 6871 CA NLD
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