Posted by Karen Hadfield
12 November, 2013

October Artist-inResidence wrap up…

 

IMG_5553Four artists drove from Fes and arrived at Tissardmine with ideas and projects to fulfil. three days later a fifth arrived with her cat and the party was complete, 2 Moroccans, one Australian, an American, a Japanese and a cat from Marrakech.

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For the following 24 days, they painted, wrote and drew; ate, walked and watched the stars; slept on the roof, the dune and sometimes in their rooms but only when the weather looked like rain.

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They collected fossils and wrote of the stories within; one found an ancient sword shallowly buried in sand. One got lost trying to find an internet connection but her cat found the way home.

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Over their time at Tissardmine, between them they completed a sculpture, a drawing, six paintings, a collection of short stories and for a finale, the artist with the cat performed a shadow play for the village children…they want more. Two pieces stay in the desert, 6 works went to Fes for an exhibition and the memory of their time here stays with all of us and all of them.

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