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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Drawing residencies at Dumfries House

Applications are now open for the Dumfries House artists' residencies for emerging and established artists from the UK and USA, for whom drawing is part of their practice.

The residency is delivered by The Prince's Drawing School, Glasgow School of Art and Dumfries House. Selection for residencies will be made by a distinguished jury of artists and curators.

Fully funded one month residencies are available throughout the year, and provide a private studio and accommodation on the Dumfries House estate for up to four artists at any one time. 

This is a unique opportunity for painters, textile and furniture designers, illustrators, practice-based researchers and applied artists, for whom drawing is part of their practice. The emphasis is on working from observation and the development of new work.

The residency studios are housed in a traditional stone building that was once a laundry and is situated in a secluded area surrounded by farmland and mature trees on the Dumfries House estate in East Ayrshire, Scotland. In 2012, thanks to a generous donation from Dimplex, the laundry was carefully renovated to create four naturally lit and spacious studios. The river, walled garden, woods, main house and café are all within short walking distance.

Ruth Switalski Proposal for a Monolith as part of her residency at Dumfries House last month. 
gild 1 (gld)
tr.v. gild·ed or gilt (glt), gild·ing, gilds
1. To cover with or as if with a thin layer of gold.
2. To give an often deceptively attractive or improved appearance to.
3. Archaic To smear with blood.
gild the lily
1. To adorn unnecessarily something already beautiful.
2. To make superfluous additions to what is already complete.
[Middle English gilden, from Old English gyldan; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.]
gilder n.

For residencies in January to June next year, the deadline is December 2nd, for more info head to the Dumfries House website here

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