Hafod Residency

The Hafod Residency in Wales offers two Royal Drawing School, Drawing Year alumni a dedicated self-directed two-week residency. The Hafod Estate is based 12 miles south-east of Aberystwyth. The estate is widely regarded as a supreme example of the picturesque landscape in the British Isles and has been depicted by artists such as Warwick Smith in the 18th Century, and John Piper in the 20th Century. This is a unique opportunity for artists who are interested in working in a rural location, drawing inspiration from the landscape and the natural surroundings of the Welsh countryside.

This residency opportunity offers two artists accommodation and use of a studio for two weeks on the Hafod Estate. Artists will stay in the Victorian Cottage, Pwll Pendre and have access to a shared studio which is 1 mile from the cottage. The studio is situated in Pwll Peiran, where they will have access to tea/coffee making facilities, sink, tables and chairs. Artists must bring their own easel, drawing boards and materials.

Please note that you must be able to drive with access to a car in order to partake in the residency as there is no public transport.

Applications are currently closed for the Hafod residency. If you have any questions regarding the residency, please contact residencies@royaldrawingschool.org.


This residency opportunity has been kindly been donated by the Hafod Trust.