Rebecca Sawdon is an independent contemporary dance artist based in Winnipeg, Canada. Her experience includes work as a dance interpreter, performer, arts educator and choreographer. Rebecca is inspired by the similarities between elements of the natural world and the human mind. She is very grateful for time and space to delve into choreographic research at the NES Artist Residency, as her first step towards creating a new full length work.
For more information check out sawdondance.com
Lauren Guymer is an emerging visual artist from Melbourne, Australia. Lauren draws highly detailed landscapes and imaginary places inspired by nature, landforms, outer space, and much more. She explores her ideas in pen and ink with a variety of techniques and mark making including dot stippling, lines, and circles.
During her time at NES she aims to create a series of work as a response to the surrounding environment.
‘I am presently living in Toronto, originally A native of Newfoundland. I am an interdisciplinary artist addressing themes of identity, memory and impermanence while working across various mediums including painting, photography, collage and printmaking. I was brought up on the remote coast in a small fishing community on the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland and the resonance of my past has a vital presence in the production of my current work. I studied Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba, have exhibited extensively across Canada and my work can be found in corporate and private collections nationally and abroad. While I am here in Skagaströnd, I am continuing with printmaking and photography.’ www.jeanjewer.com
Canadian Fine Art Photographer, Heidi Leverty pursues a body of work which is abstract in approach, but documentary in presentation. Focusing on capturing transient moments, in the industrial world, in everyday objects, or in nature, her intention is to portray the unique and extraordinary in the seemingly ordinary. ‘While I am in Skagastrond I am interested photographing basalt columns, I see them as architecture without the hands of architects.’ www.heidileverty.com
Angela Lubic – installations / drawings / art in public space
Interested in drawings in space, wallpainting with tape, linear sculptures. www.angelalubic.de
‘I prefer to work with egg-tempera, this is an old technique created by the Egyptians almost 2000 years ago. They used it for mummification. In my paintings there is a lot of accident that helps me in the working process’. Image 1 -The Dancing King”,90 x 120 cm, egg-tempera on canvas, image 2 – “Lets Dance” egg-tempera on canvas 60 x 180 cm. www.andreahillen.com
Judy is back in Skagaströnd for the next couple of weeks to research the many impacts NES has. She is not only exploring the impact the residency has on the individuals who come as artists, she is also talking to members of the town community and considering the wider impacts and incredible networks and connections made across the world. If you are interested in taking part in Judy’s research she would love to hear your NES stories! You can contact Judy via email: firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/our-staff/t/judy-ann-thomas/
Romy Julia Kroppe is an emerging artist based in Leipzig, Germany. Her medium is painting on large scaled paper and experimenting on smaller formats including different types of collage, photo and print. Interested in the relationship between human and its environment she works in the fields Landscape, Interior and Still life. Instead of showing human figures she paint leftovers like remaining traces of man. The aim is to find a situational speciality in them as well as in their interaction with the landscape.
She used the time in Skagaströnd to study the transitions from settlement to landscape on the beach and to portray signs which are used guiding tourists on their way through nature spectacles. http://www.romyjuliakroppe.de
‘Working between painting and sculpture, I create objects and landscapes that reference anatomical imagery to portray an internal landscape. I am interested how light is captured and diffused by different materials, focusing on translucent substances such as wax and water.
At Nes, I am continuing this study by starting a painting series of found and made objects’. www.erinnheilman.com
So much to see, call in to the studios on your way home!