quinta-feira, 28 de setembro de 2017

Nancy Cole, from Canada to ARTErra

This artist will stay with us for 3 weeks.

"I am a conceptual visual textile artist with a background in traditional quilting. The past five years have been an experiment in figurative and portrait installation work. My work thrives on interaction. It has been a unique interdisciplinary process that bridges visual arts, textile arts, installation, performance, and new media. Using a free motion sewing technique and hand quilting, I blend the immediate nature of interaction and mark making with meditative, introspective text. My work is thematically diverse.
I often select unconventional materials for my work and my choice to use a limited range of materials enhances my thematic process. I have addressed universal issues through my practice such as foreign adoption (My First Cousin Once Removed), the birth of Canadian culture (Smile the While), climate change (Storm Surge), the search for the God particle (Big Bang), as well as more personal matters such as serendipity (Our Two Paths Crossed), friendship (Postcard from Portugal).
I have been awarded numerous grants. and have exhibited extensively in Canada and abroad. I have shown work in Australia, Scotland, Ireland, England, Portugal and Lithuania. I am committed to the development of my practice and constantly seek new ways to engage and respond through it.
During my residency, I hope to find the one or two in a million (or 10.34 million to be precise...population of Portugal) to develop into a series of large figurative and portrait pieces that reflect the human spirit, its emotional resonance and the way it manifests in our relationship.
The notion of the graphic impulse, with its raw, immediate, and unflinching emotional extremes characterizes my work. Layered, and further developed into a textile, each stratum reveals itself as a visceral and emotional voice. I attempt to draw the viewer inward to experience an encounter with the subject. 
I plan to wander, meander and explore, armed with  BIC pens and sketch book. In search of the ones that will burn impenetrably in my mind.  The ones that will allow me in, for a brief moment. This temporality is central to my process. "

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Catherine Jonhson is back!

Catherine is back in ARTErra to develop a new project with the kids from the village and also to have more time to focus and develop she´s paintings.

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quinta-feira, 14 de setembro de 2017

From Norway a painter and audio artist 3 week in ARTErra

Amund Håland. Painter and audio artist from Haugesund, Norway. 
"I have been exploring my nearest surroundings in the city of Haugesund in the west coast of Norway the last years, tried to catch the general feeling of the place, in the pale grey light and the forms. The project ended in an exhibition of twelve paintings with a sound installation for each one. 

At my stay in Arterra residency I will try to do some of the same. Capture my impressions of the surrounding area. Try to let the new surroundings inspire me to develop."


segunda-feira, 15 de maio de 2017

Nicole in residency, music project - 22nd to 29th May

Nicole Raymond (NikNak) will be joining us for a week-long residency as part of her studies at the

University of Leeds. She is currently studying an MA in Electronic and Computer Music, and will be

recording the gallery and local area to create an experimental turntablism performance as part of

her course. Once completed, the piece will be available to listen to at Arterra!

segunda-feira, 1 de maio de 2017

Anna Sowa, a composer from Poland in residency

This young artist from Poland is in Portugal for the first time.
She is in ARTErra residency , and sais the following about the stay:

"During the residency I would like to focus on composing a cycle of seven songsfor soprano, piano and percussion with lyrics from Julita Konieczna ;Prośba dofiliżank;. Music will reflect the meaning of the words in a smaller extent, as the lyrics by itself will be served as an individual musical colour quality. Performer unconventional approach to text interpretation of a dramatized manner will playa significant role and will inspire not only vocal part but also piano part,including contemporary techniques in composition. This artwork will come into being as a form of correlation between words and music, captured by unconventional approach to composition. This piece will be performed in November 2017 in Katowice ( Poland). Performers will be Wiktoria Zawistowska ( soprano), Ewa Markuszewska (piano), Rafał Tyliba ( percussion)." 


sexta-feira, 28 de abril de 2017

Passeios em Lobão- Alexandra Pozzo di Borgo is back!

Anne Weisenstein writing in ARTErra

Anne is staying at ARTErra for two weeks where she will be completing a comedy/romance feature length film screenplay. She is from California and lives in San Francisco, but she is moving to New York after her residency in Portugal. 


segunda-feira, 17 de abril de 2017

Liesbeth Barendse- Light and color in residency

"The last two weeks of April you will see me painting the landscape and village of Lobão da

Beira! I am Liesbeth Barendse, a Dutch painter of landscape and will investigate the

Portuguese light by painting. I am interested in the bond that exist between people and their

(native) soil too, so it may happen that I meet you in this weeks and paint a place that you


domingo, 2 de abril de 2017

Christina Hedlund, from Sweden, to ARTErra (visual artist)

For the next 2 weeks, this artist will be working in residency.
 "My mayor means of expression is colour. 
At Arterra I hope to have my eyes refreshed with new sights and new colours. Listening to your language may bring another rhythm to my compositions. I will be working on paper, watercolour and acrylic. Using a bike for excursions. Looking forward to two weeks of open mindedness."