In September 2012, we launched the first in a series of Artist Residencies, which we aim to develop over the next three years.
The focus for 2012 was to work with an artist who specialised in participatory practice and whose work has synergy with the principles and values of the trust.
We chose Penny Skerrett as our Artist in Residence for 2012. Penny lived at the Boat House (next to Bathing House) for a period of six weeks from the 17th of September.
For 2013, we are delighted to announce that Verse Playwright Peter Oswald and Mythologist, Martin Shaw have accepted the offer of a joint Writers Residency at Sharpham.
In September, they will collaborate on writing a Promenade Performance Play to be staged on the estate early summer 2014. This exciting project will explore the Myth of Parzival through the environment and context of Sharpham.
In addition, Peter will be a guest tutor on four Creative Writing Residential weekends that his wife, poet Alice Oswald, is running at Sharpham.
Artist Residency and Commission 2014
For this, the third Sharpham residency, we would like to commission a piece of Public Art for our newly created Natural Burial Ground, the Sharpham Meadow.
We are now recruiting for 2014 Artist in Residence.
Sharpham Meadow is set in a stunning area of natural beauty, with extensive views over to Dartmoor and down to the river Dart. The site is based on approximately 4 acres of land and includes a specially designed natural circular ceremonial cob building.
Please download the file below for full application details.
The closing date is 24 th June and the interview date 7 th July.