Science meets art in a small artist-run residency in Connemara, on the wild West coast of Ireland.
Our mission at 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.
Proposals are invited from practicing artists, writers and musicians whose work explores intersections between scientific research and the arts.
Duration of residency
3 – 6 weeks during Spring or Autumn
Accommodation is twenty two kilometres away from the studio, at Connemara Getaway, a self-contained apartment at High Moyard. The apartment’s living room/kitchen has a solid fuel stove and a kitchen counter with well-equipped mini kitchen facilities. There is one bedroom with a double bed and a pull out sofa bed in the living room, a shower, toilet, washing machine and wifi.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Open to artists, writers and musicians.
Studio / Workspace
The studio is located in premises shared with the Inagh Valley Trust, which drives a number of innovative scientific research projects. The resident artist has the use of a 14.4 m2 private space as well as access to 135 m2 shared studio space. The place is equipped with electro-acoustic music equipment and some basic hand tools. Heating is by solid fuel stove. Fire wood is provided.
Fees and support
We offer no fees.
Expectations towards the artist
The artist is expected to make the most of the residency period, respect the sensitive nature of the scientific research going on in the building, and if willing, to reach out to the community through artist’s talks or meetings.
Please note: A driver’s license and a car are essential for this residency for which the artist is entirely responsible.