Goodbye to our 2010 Residency Artists
At the beginning of December we said goodbye to our four residency artists. It was an absolute pleasure to host Gail, Laurie, Marisol and Matthew for ten weeks, to see the work they created and enjoy great company and conversations over dinner. The residency provided these artists with the time and space to develop their work, and it was fantastic to see them take full advantage of their new environment and community.
When they arrived the summer sunshine was still lingering, and when it was time to leave there was a covering of snow on the ground. On November 14th we saw a great turn out for the open studios and artist talks. Some highlights this year include our pilgrimage to see James Turrell’s Irish Sky Garden in Cork and on a crisp sunny day our visit to the beautiful ruin of Coolbawn castle. In the last week during the heavy snowfall we were treated to a outdoor video screening on the Hen House by Laurie.
We wish them all the very best and look forward to seeing Matthew and Gail’s work on exhibition at the Wexford Arts Centre in June 2011.