Skimstone Arts has awarded four artist residencies for Summer 2018.
Lisbon-based visual artist Martim Dinis; Manchester-based artists and curators Rosanne Robertson and Debbie Sharp, known as The Penthouse; artist and musician Irantzu Agirre; and Keralan film maker Arun Bose have been selected to complete residencies with Skimstone Arts during Summer 2018.
The artists will each be responding to the theme of ‘celebration’, as Skimstone Arts prepares to mark its 10th anniversary.
Claire Webster Saaremets, Artistic Director at Skimstone Arts, explains: “Martim, Irantzu, Arun and The Penthouse will each complete residency with us, developing new work which explores the theme of celebration in an exciting and thoughtful way, and supports our commitment to diversity of opportunity for artists.
“We are all absolutely delighted to welcome these wonderful artists to Skimstone Arts, during what is a milestone year for us as we celebrate our 10th anniversary.”
The artists will have the opportunity to work closely with members of the Skimstone Arts Young Artists Collective and each of the residencies will culminate in an exhibition or performance as part of Skimstone Arts’ 10th anniversary celebrations in June and July.
Martim Dinis is currently studying a Masters degree in Painting at the University of Lisbon and also holds a post-graduate level course in Creating Theatre and Performance at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA).
The Penthouse was established in 2012 as an experimental art studio and project space in Manchester’s Northern Quarter by artist / curators Rosanne Robertson and Debbie Sharp. The Penthouse built its foundations on experimentalism, DIY attitude, action and as a test bed for over 300 artists.
Irantzu Agirre is a native of the Basque Country and studied the harp and Music Education at New York University. She is a multi-award winning musician and an advocate of new music and is currently working on a multi-arts project which includes a storytelling- harp performance for children of all ages.
Arun Bose is the creative director at Cockroach in Cocktail Production, India. He has been scripting and directing films since 2006, which includes the Tamil feature film ‘Alaiyin Thisai’ and a series of short films, television commercials, corporate films and documentaries. UNO Award winning short film ‘My Paper Boat’ and Indian Craft Council Award winning documentary ‘Pedana Kalamkari’ are some of his success stories.
Our Artist in Residence programme is supported by Arts Council England Elevate funding.
(Images from top: Irantzu Agirre; The Penthouse at (De)Construction, HOME (Manchester)- performance by artists Rosanne Robertson and Debbie Sharp. Credit = Jamie Allan (HOME digital reporter); Martim Dinis; Arun Bose).