Alde Valley Spring Festival Residencies 2019

2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the first Artist in Residence at White House Farm : the iconographer Marchela Dimitrova [Icon Painting in the Alde Valley] stayed at the farm for a year with her husband Fr Nedyalko Dimitrov. This led to an exhibition of icons of Early Anglo-Saxon and Irish Saints in the barns for Spring 2009.

Five years later this grew into a larger residency programme launched at the farm in association with the Alde Valley Spring Festival. The purpose of the residencies is to give artists, writers and musicians time off from their daily or weekly routines to rest, reflect and start new work. Residencies are by invitation only. As a whole, the programme also works to further build international links and understanding through literature, music and the visual arts.

To date, the residency programme has worked with the following organisations and events : Poetry in Aldeburgh, the Resurgence Eco Poetry Prize, Cill Rialaig Arts, Suffolk Poetry Society. In 2019 we are launching a new project The Fursey Fellowship with Irish Pages, to support residency exchanges between Ireland, Suffolk and Croatia.


2019 Residencies

Drawing : TBC
Painting : Ruth Stage
Hedge Hut Painting Residencies : Emma Green.
Sound / Music : Lily Hunter Green.
“Writing at Great Glemham” Residencies : Tim Richardson [Guest Curator]; others writers TBC.
Poetry : TBC.
Research : TBC.
Pomarius Residency : Alice-Andrea Ewing.
Workshop Residencies : Alice-Andrea Ewing, Boris Aldridge, Lettering Arts Trust, Nienke Jongsma /Studio Vandertas, Jon Warnes, Jim Parsons, Eilidh Allan, Tobias Ford, Sarah Butters, Saul Hunt, Buzz Mitchell; others TBC.
Cill Rialaig Poetry Residency Exchange : TBC.
The Fursey Fellowship [in association with Irish Pages] : TBC.
Fidelity Cranbrook Residency Award for Painting : TBC.
Song of the Howgills Part II : Tessa Newcomb, Sarah Butters; others tbc.




2018 Residencies


Drawing: TBC.
Painting : Bea Forshall.
Hedge Hut Painting Residencies : Tessa Newcomb, Becky Munting.
Sound / Music : Mira Calix [The No 2 Sound Residency]
Writing : TBC
Poetry : Tishani Doshi, Carlo Pizzati, Sean Hewitt [Resurgence Eco Poetry Prize Winner 2017]
Research : Wes Robinson Residency
Woodland Residency : Jennifer Hall.
Workshop Residencies : Jennifer Hall, Boris Aldridge, Lettering Arts Trust [Joe Hickey, Jackie Perkins, Ayako Furuno, Charlotte Howarth, Fiona Fawcett], Nienke Jongsma /Studio Vandertas, Jon Warnes, Otis Luxton, Jim Parsons, Eilidh Allan, Tobias Ford, Linda Farrow, Stephanie Bunn, Sarah Butters, Saul Hunt, Jason Gathorne-Hardy.
“Writing at Great Glemham” Residencies : Chris Agee; Otis Luxton.
Cill Rialaig Poetry Residency Exchange : Paddy Bushe.
Fidelity Cranbrook Residency Award for Painting : Freddy Morris & Alice-Andrea Ewing.
Song of the Howgills Part II : Tessa Newcomb, Sarah Butters; others tbc.



2017 Residencies

Drawing: 
Painting:
Richard Elliott; Roger Hardy – The Boundary Series.
Sculpture: Kabir
Hedge Hut Painting Residencies : Jelly Green, Tessa Newcomb.
Sound / Music : 
Writing : Helen Jukes [Blakenham Garden Residency].
Poetry : Paddy Bushe
Research / Exhibition : Kabir Hussain – Field TM 3361 2815 [Second Year + Exhibition]; Sarah Butters – Wool Residency.
Woodland Residency : Jennifer Hall.
Workshop Residencies : Jim Parsons; Owen McClatchey; Jonny Briggs; Raymond Hopkins; Otis Luxton; Tobias Ford; Stewart Goldie-Morrison; Dan Hussey.
“Writing at Great Glemham” Residencies : Alistair Carr; Aljos Farjon; Tessa Allingham; Jack Cooke.
Wildwood Residency – Part II : Synnove Fredericks
Fidelity Cranbrook Residency Award for Painting : -
Song of the Howgills Part II : Tessa Newcomb, Sarah Butters.

 


2016 Residencies

Painting: Melanie Comber, Richard Elliott, Ruth Stage, Tessa Newcomb.
Hedge Hut Painting Residencies: Jelly Green, Emma Green.
Sound / Music: Mira Calix [The No 2 Sound Residency]
Writing: Helen Jukes [Blakenham Garden Residency].
Woodland Residency : Freddy Morris.
Workshop Residencies : Jim Parsons; Owen McClatchey; Jonny Briggs; Raymond Hopkins; Otis Luxton; Tobias Ford; Stewart Goldie-Morrison; Dan Hussey.
Writing at Great Glemham” Residencies: Hugh Thomson; Richard Mabey; Ed Posnett; Paddy Bushe.
Cill Rialaig Poetry Residency Exchange: Paddy Bushe, Lavinia Greenlaw.
Fidelity Cranbrook Residency Award for Painting: George Farrow Hawkins & Ramsay Gibb.




2015 Residencies


Drawing: George Farrow Hawkins
Painting: Roger Hardy, Tessa Newcomb.
Sound / Music: Gwendolen Chatfield.
Writing: Chosil Kil; Hugh Thomson & Jasper Winn [Cumbria].
Research: Synnove Fredericks, Fran Crowe.
Poetry: Lois Williams and Melinda Appleby.



2014 Residencies

Drawing: Clara Drummond
Painting: Melanie Comber, Richard Elliott, Ruth Stage, Tessa Newcomb
Sound / Music: Lily Hunter Green [The No 1 Sound Residency]
Workshop Residencies: Alex Johnson; The Artists and Bronze Casters from Butley Mills Studios [Alice-Andrea Ewing, Craig Hudson, Freddy Morris, Sarah Pirkis, Cat Vitebsky].
Fidelity Cranbrook Residency Award for Painting: Jelly Green



Information

For more information about the residency programme and artists’ work please email : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk


 
  • New works by Alice Andrea Ewing from The Great Glemham Series and the Pomarius Residency.

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    New works by Becky Munting and Emma Green in the farmhouse Dining Rooms.

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    Great pubs nearby in Sweffling, Rendham, Great Glemham, Snape and Framlingham.


  • Farm Nature Walks open.

    Families welcome.



  • New Allotment Paintings by Tessa Newcomb and Winter Garden paintings in egg tempera by Ruth Stage.



  • Farm Suppers.

    Thursday evenings with Suffolk Chef Peter Harrison and Guests of Honour from the Writing at Great Glemham residency programme.

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  • Pop Up Tea Rooms open in the Farmhouse Dining Rooms with cakes and pastries from The Great Glemham Bann.



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    New Iris Paintings by Jelly Green including Cedric Morris / Benton End varieties.



  • Nienke Jongsma / Vandertas.

    Handmade foraging bags, floral shopper bags for sale; handmade leather shoulder bags, satchels, work bags, purses and wallets.

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  • Jon Warnes.

    Jon Warnes.  Wood turning, handmade spoons, stools, benches and bowls for sale.

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  • Lettering Arts Trust.

    A workshop space for guest letter carvers including Louise Tiplady, Ayako Furuno , Jaki Blackman.

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  • Eilidh Allan.

    Handmade silver jewellery. New collections inspired by trees, fruits & seeds. Work for sale and commissions / bespoke jewellery made to order.

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  • Glass Studio.

    Sea glass jewellery by Buzz Mitchell – for sale and made to commission. Paintings and other creations made by Isabelle Sarginson Allen.

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  • Tobias Ford.

    Knife making forge. Hand forged / handmade kitchen knives available for sale and made to order.

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  • Tuesday Knitting Group in the Tea Rooms
    10am – 12 pm : 30th Apr ; 7th, 14th, 23rd May.

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  • Aspen Press.

    Letterpress. Demonstrations. Commissioned work also undertaken.



  • New for 2019:

    Alexander Herbe-George & Slightly Nomadic. Glamping wagons, living pods, micro-shelters made to order.

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  • Stephanie Bunn.

    Basketry research studio working with local plant materials and exploring the relationship between geometry and basketry.

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  • Foraging Centre with Foraging Walks led by Forager and Permaculture Gardener in Residence Sam Starke.    



 
Works for Sale

We have some wonderful works by artists that exhibit at the festival currently for sale. Details >
   
The Festival Shop

Stocking a range of unusual cards, books, walking sticks and other handmade items made on the farm & by local artisans. Details >
   
The Suffolk Chair Collection

The Collection of original early – mid nineteenth century Ball Backs has been set up as a design reference collection. Details >

   
Icon Painting in the Alde Valley

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Food Adventures

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Places to Stay

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