Each resident artist develops a body of work for exhibition at the end of the residency and engages with individuals and groups from the area and further afield through workshops, open studio days, artists’ talks and other events.

VARC looks forĀ artists who feel that twelve months spent living in an isolated rural location will significantly benefit their practice and who enjoy contact with people and want to be part of a community.

Applications

Applications are now closed for residencies October 2016 – September 2017 and October 2017 – September 2018.

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Current Artist in Residence

Joo-Hee Yang
2017 - 2018
10 months
Yang works with a variety of materials to make sculptural pieces. Her works reference the brutal concrete construction of urban cities but also of its impermanence and decay. She speaks of the strength but also the fragility of nature. The artist draws on local culture and uses its materials and meanings to make sculptures that explore particular aspects of place or cultural traditions.

Previous Artists in Residence

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Lucy May Schofield
2016 - 2017
Duration: 12 months

Zoe Childerley, Janet looking out over Otterburn Range, April 2016

Zoe Childerley
2016
Duration: 6 months

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Khosro Adibi
2014 - 2015
Duration: 12 months

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Helen Pailing
2013 - 2014
Duration: 12 months

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Ingrid Pollard
2012 - 2013
Duration: 12 months

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LEO
2011 - 2012
Duration: 12 months

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Jenny Purrett
2010 - 2011
Duration: 12 months

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Jilly Morris
2009 - 2010
Duration: 12 months

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Nicky Coutts
2008 - 2009
Duration: 12 months

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Imi Maufe
2007 - 2008
Duration: 12 months

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Gavin Thorogood
2006 - 2007
Duration: 12 months

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Linda Gordon
2005 - 2006
Duration: 12 months

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Susan Grant
2005 - 2005
Duration: 6 months

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Sebastian Lowsley-Williams
2004 - 2005
Duration: 6 months

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Nigel Morgan
2003 - 2004
Duration: 12 months

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Thomas Donaldson
2002 - 2003
Duration: 12 months

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Karen Rann
2001 - 2002
Duration: 12 months

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Sonja Stringer
2000 - 2001
Duration: 12 months