Hafod Residency

The Hafod Residency in Wales is open to two alumni artists of the Royal Drawing School. 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. 

The residency will run from 21 September – 5 October 2020, please note that the residency dates are set, with no flexibility. 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 a 10 minute walk from the cottage. The studio is situated in Ysgoldy Goch, 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 have access to a car as public transport in the area is limited.

Applications for the Hafod Residency are now open to alumni of the Royal Drawing School, deadline for applications is 16 March 2020. Submitted applications will be reviewed by a Jury of six distinguished artists, curators and art collections in April 2020. The residency is only open to alumni of the Royal Drawing School’s postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year.  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.