Artists have been drawn to Bardsey for many years and the Trust has welcomed numerous artists in residence to the island, these range from writers to painters to mixed media.
This spring and summer of 2024, Bardsey Island Trust is offering Artist in Residence opportunities on Enlli. We are seeking emerging and established artists from any discipline with a connection to Gwynedd, north Wales. Their work must respond to the Welsh language, culture, ecology, environment, or historical heritage of Gwynedd or Ynys Enlli. Selected artists will be invited to spend up to 4 weeks on the island, in self-catering accommodation with a studio.
DEADLINE 29th February 2024.
For an application pack, or If you have any questions before making an application, please get in touch. email@example.com
Funded by the Gwynedd Council (SPF) Culture fund.
We've featured a snapshot of photographers, artists and writers who have been inspired by Bardsey Island.
A Welsh language literary residency was offered for the first time in 2002 in collaboration with the Welsh Academy. Fflur Dafydd, poet, scriptwriter and columnist spent six weeks on the island, working on a collection of poetry and prose, as well as contributing several articles about the residency to Welsh magazines and newspapers. Her play entitled 'Hugo', produced by Sgript Cymru, was inspired by her island experiences.
Artists in Residence
The first artist in residence scheme, organised in collaboration with Artworks Wales and Oriel Mostyn, began in 1999. Artists spend several weeks on the island, producing work which is later exhibited on the mainland.
Since 2006 Carole Shearman has worked on Bardsey as a long term artist in resident and encourages those staying on the island to join workshops to create art work inspired by the island.
For more information on becoming an artist in residence on Bardsey please contact firstname.lastname@example.org