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 three weeks, from the 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 and will also be involved in the Student Art Week (to be held 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, from 6.30pm and all art appreciators, Friends of Wellesley and fans of Natchez’s work are warmly invited.
Art is a key part of the Wellesley 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.