ARTFarm


All of the team at 126 are thrilled to be working with ARTFarm in 2016 to provide a wonderful residency experience for experimental emerging talents. We have announced the Open Call for ARTFarm 16 on Thursday 18 February at the Opening of an exhibition of works developed by the recipients of the 2015 ARTFarm Residency; Philip Kavanagh & Cohan Wilson. For more details, click here.

Open Call ARTFarm 16- Now Accepting Applications

“Anyone who believes in indefinite growth in anything physical, on a physically finite planet…. is either mad – or an economist”
-David Attenborough

126 is seeking applications from emerging artists within its membership for ARTFarm 2016. The successful applicant will receive 200 Euros towards materials and costs. The residency will take place for 2 weeks in June 2016.

In the age of globalized production no one is exempt from a critical assessment of his/her productive activities. Artists have a privileged place in this process of critical awareness as their practice is the root of techne, of labour as a way to transform the environment in a human landscape.  In this residency you will be asked to reflect over such a condition and consider what it means to be an artist if we accept the imperative need to reduce production. Is the designation ‘artist’ a matter of active practice or living praxis? Can artistic reflection influence the means of productions? How means of artistic production itself can be transformed?

Artists should address these concerns directly in their application as 126 are seeking artists who engage with these issue in new and innovative ways. The residency recipient will be given the opportunity to present their findings to the 126 team with a view to developing an artist talk or event at our Flood Street space.

About ARTFarm:

The ARTFarm is an Artists’ retreat space with environmental ethos situated in a remote rural setting in the townland of Cloonkeen, 5km from Newbridge Village in North East County Galway. It is a place of quiet and solitude. It consists of an old style country cottage, separate large studio space and hay-barn. Artfarm aspires to bring artists to this rural area with an aim to increase arts awareness and participation in the region.

Practical Matters:

The deadline for applications is Midnight on Monday 18 April 2016.

Applicants must possess an accurate, up-to-date membership of 126 in order for their application to be processed (to renew your membership, please visit: http://126.ie/membership-account/membership-levels/)

-Assessment of applications and final selection will be made by the Board of Directors at 126 under the following criteria:

-Innovative emerging art practice

-Engagement with the issues outlined in the Open Call

-Quality of application

Please submit only the application form below and up to 10 images of work in one Pdf (max size: 24MB) Please provide links for video pieces.

In your application please indicate which 2 week period in June 2016 you plan to undertake the residency. Artists are expected to spend 2 consecutive weeks on site at ARTFarm and should only return home during that time under exceptional circumstances.

Please email: contact@126.ie with any queries about this opportunity.

ARTFarm Residency Application Form

About ARTFarm:

The ARTFarm is an Artist retreat space situated in a remote rural setting in the townland of Cloonkeen, 5km from Newbridge Village in North East County Galway. It is a place of quiet and solitude. It consists of an old style country cottage, separate large studio space and hay-barn. Artfarm aspires to bring artists to this rural area with an aim to increase arts awareness and participation in the region.  The long term goal is to navigate towards explorations of Art in a Rural Context, Socially Engaged Art Practice in remote communities, Contemplative Art Practice and Ecologically Sustainable Art Practices.

Art Residencies were first established here in collaboration with 126 Artist-Run Gallery in Galway City in 2013 to give artists the space to completely escape the everyday chaos and totally immerse themselves in their art without distraction.

Past Recipients:

The 2013 residencies were awarded to Siobhan McGibbon (Ire) in July and Ciara Healy and Karl Musson (Wales) in August. in February 2014 the artists had an exhibition of the work developed while on the ARTFarm Residency in 126 Gallery, Flood St. The 2014 ARTFarm Residency 2014 was awarded to Galway based artist Ramona Burke. In 2015 performance artist Philip Kavanagh and Sculptor Cohan Wilson undertook the residency. They produced the exhibition Preserve Change in 2016 from their research and collaboration during the residency.

An inside view of ArtfarmArt Farm Residency Workshop  Art Farm Residency KitchenArt Farm Residency Kitchen House Exterior