Do you have a particular interest in drawing?
DRAWinternational – centre for drawing research – will open it’s new residency location in April 2020.
A medieval building in the heart of the village that will offer artists both living accommodation and studios, within a space that also runs an exhibition programme dedicated to contemporary drawing practice, as well as workshops and events to encourage a dialogue.
AiR – April/May/June 2020 – programme min. 6 weeks – 3 months.
DRAWING – Drawing machines, drawing tools and drawing as performance.
DRAWING – Drawing and material revolution.
DRAWING – Drawing as philosophical thought.
DRAWING – Drawing as scents.
DRAWinternational set out some years ago to celebrate drawing ‘for itself’ and ‘for others’ i.e. as it relates to other representational media. Our artists-in-residence programme attracts artists who wish to extend their professional practice and theoretical understanding, with the very issues reflected in contemporary society. That is, through human endeavour, reflection, discourse and action. These artists come from many different countries and bring with them many diverse experiences, but all have something in common, a humanity and a passion for drawing.
Our provision is both theoretical and practice based, working with artists when required, assisting them to be more objective, thus distancing themselves somewhat from the aesthetic object. (The Phenomenology of Aesthetic Experience, 1973, Mikel Dufrenne).
DRAWinternational A-i-R programme continues to expand notions of drawing:
to cater for creative people in pursuit of new and dynamic form, in preparation for exhibition, publication or postgraduate qualification and support artists in their professional practice/research.
Artists are selected on the quality of their residency proposal, its relevance to DRAW’s philosophy, the environment and evidence of previous artistic work.
Duration of residency
Residencies are for a minimum 6 weeks and up to 3 months.
Artists are accommodated in a 5-storey 17th century house, with shared common areas and private bedrooms. The centre also provides an evening meal once a week (and on special occasions) for all artists using fresh local produce to create delicious menus.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Artists from all disciplines may apply for whom drawing plays significant role in their practice. We offer a contextual focus, access to local organisationsand amenities ie: Fablab, CPIE environmental centre, historical sites and archives, library and cul
Studio / Workspace
Artists are allocated individual studio spaces to suit particular project requirements. Additional facilities include, flexible studio space for large scale works/installation/performance/music, a technical workshop, etching press, top loading kiln and te
Fees and support
DRAWinternational AiR programme is for a minimum of 6 weeks (fee 1,750 Euros). DRAWinternational is an independent organisation initiated and sustained without any public or private support or sponsorship. Our commitment is to DRAWing research, the artist
Expectations towards the artist
We encourage artists, where appropriate, to participate in an open studio event / workshop or presentation for the public.