Archive for March, 2011

17 Mar 2011

Into the Village – October residency applications


Into the Village…The former worker’s cottage at 2 Penrhiw, Abercych, Pembrokeshire, will be made available for a 10 day residency for a Dance or Movement Artist who through their practice may explore the changing environment and culture of this rural village. These residencies are for artists based in, or from Wales.
During the residency we invite you to take some time to pursue some new avenues and ideas, and in a small way to engage with and make a contribution to the cultural life of the village and its environs. This could for example take some form of collaboration with individuals in the community, a workshop, a performance, a talk or an informal presentation of your work.
A small fund has been made available through Pembrokeshire County Council for this residency. An honorarium of £200 is available for the selected Artist and all residency costs will be covered.

This residency, 7th to 17th October 2011, is for those with a Dance/Movement practice and is still open to submissions.
To apply send a short biography, a description of your idea or approach, and two images of your work, by 1st May 2011, to:
Stirling Steward and Simon Whitehead, 1 Penrhiw, Abercych, Pembrokeshire SA37 0HB; email: 










15 Mar 2011

Announcing March 2011 Residency

Glen Deskry windowWe are delighted to welcome Sera James Irvine here for the first 2 Penrhiw residency in 2011, 18th to 28th March.

During the residency Sera will be drawing the interior of the house, the landscape around it and people from the village. She means to use drawing in its broadest sense through using line, mark making, mono print and paint in response to what she sees.

“My practice is quiet and spare with a strong foundation in observational drawing. Through line I explore forms in space; how a drawing might be made in the lifetime of the event it responds to; how the act of making the drawing is intrinsic in the piece and how line can manipulate our perception of a flat surface.

As time goes on I realise that much of this is also an exploration of my own perceptions about myself and the world I live in.

Much of my work is done outside and most of it is done from life.”

Sera grew up in North Wales and since 1997 she has lived and worked on the east coast of Scotland. In addition to her drawing practice she curates shows at her Contemporary gallery in the village where she lives. She also organises events in her village and is presently directing the artistic input for a conference at Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability.

We will keep you posted as the residency progresses and will announce any public events here…