As the major ARTBOURNE exhibition is held every two years, in the “in-between” year Wellesley hosts an ARTBOURNE Artist Residency.
The first four resident artists we have hosted have been painters and sculptors, – Wayne Youle 2010, Ben Timmins 2013, and Sam Duckor-Jones 2015, and Richard Adams 2017.
We are delighted to announce that multi-talented artist and former ARTBOURNE exhibitor Natchez Hudson will be the 2019 Artist in Residence. The residency takes place at Wellesley for four weeks with the first three weeks being Mon 5th – Fri 23rd August with the artist being paid a weekly stipend and for all the art materials used during the residency. During his time at Wellesley Natchez will hold a weekend workshop on Sunday 15th September 10am – 4pm, and will also be involved in the ‘Create for a Cause’ Student ARTWEEK (Wed 11th – Fri 13th September).
As part of the residency, the artist is encouraged to produce works for exhibition at the end of the residency at the ARTBOURNE Residency and Student Art Exhibition. The artists’ work will be available for sale and a percentage will go to the Wellesley College Foundation in support of Promising futures for boys financial scholarship programme. The ARTBOURNE Residency and Student Art Exhibition is on Tuesday 24th September, 7.00pm and all art appreciators, Friends of Wellesley and fans of Natchez’s work are warmly invited. Funds raised from the sale of students’ Term 3 ‘Create for a Cause’ Student ARTWEEK works will support the Mental Health Foundation.
Here are the key dates for our ARTBOURNE 2019 Artist in Residence Programme:
ARTBOURNE 2019 Artist in Residence (Natchez Hudson) – Mon 5th – Fri 23rd August 2019
‘Create for a Cause’ Student ARTWEEK – Wed 11th -Fri 13th September 2019
ARTBOURNE Residency Studio Workshop with Natchez Hudson – Sun 15th September 2019, 10am – 4pm, Wellesley Artroom/Studio
ARTBOURNE Residency and Student Art Exhibition – Tues 24th September 2019, 7pm, Wellesley Centennial Hall
Wellesley is proud that art is such a key part of it’s curriculum. The school boasts a large, airy art studio and this, coupled with the stunning location between the bush and the sea, creates a great physical environment in which creativity can be nurtured. Glen Jorna, the Head of Arts and a practicing artist himself, welcomes a collaboration with the resident artist in his lessons with the boys. Moreover, the artist residency allows the boys to experience and work alongside an artist throughout their creative process. This has provided yet another dimension to the boys’ art experience at Wellesley.