Wales Arts Review is very excited to announce our first Artists in Residence. Throughout 2017 these artists will take a leading creative role in what Wales Arts Review publishes, centring their skills on a challenging project over the course of a month. We were inundated with applications, receiving hundreds of emails about the positions, and it was no easy task whittling down all that talent to this final eleven. Our team of six editors debated long into the night, and in the end we decided on a collection of people who we most want to work with, and whose work excites us. We think you will be excited by them too.
So here is the final eleven. Click on the names for more insight.
Sophie McKeand – Poet
Rory Duckhouse – Artist, writer and photographer
Mandy Lane – Sculptor
Leah Crossley – Photographer
Durre Shahwar – Writer
Superhand – Electronic musicians and composers
Sian Norris – Writer & literary curator
Neale Howells – Painter
Nicky Arscott – Artist, poet & comic book creator
clare e. potter – Poet & writer
David Roche – Composer
In choosing the eleven, we wanted a mixture of mediums, a way to showcase the diversity of artists working in and about Wales, and so we have writers, painters, musicians, but also many artists who have more than one string to their bow. One of the cornerstones of the Artist in Residence series will be collaboration, be it between artists or simply between artist and The Review. As you might be able to tell, we can’t wait to get going.
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Illustration by Dean Lewis