Artist in Residence Programme
A quick taster of what’s been created here so far… and an invitation to be part of our future residency programme
Over the last few years, we’ve collaborated with several different artists who have used our coastal location and community as an inspiring environment and springboard for their work.
Our guests (and their dogs) have proved to be interesting muses, while the changing weather, light and perspectives have allowed our artists to play with – and expand – different ideas, techniques and feelings during their time here.
These include a collectors’ poster of Watergate Bay, a series of large format abstract paintings of kitesurfers, a sunset exhibition, a Dogs of Watergate Bay zine, how to draw films, guest workshops, soundscapes and performances.
What we offer
In return, we offer a four-night stay with space and flexibility to work in the hotel, its outside spaces, and – of course – on the beach. We appreciate that each artist is different and can work with you on your ideas.
How to apply
Use the form below to tell us how you’d like to collaborate with us, and what you’d be looking to create. Please include any relevant links.We’ll profile you and your work to our communities and showcase your residency. Our residencies usually happen in September or October.
Closing date for applications 30 March 2024.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Discover our artists
Musician in Residence: Joe Kirby
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Meet: Pianist Joe Kirby
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Artist in residence: Jethro Jackson
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Artist in residence: Nina Brooke
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