From Press Release:
The arts charity Endelienta, based at St Endellion near Port Isaac in North Cornwall, has a year round programme of music concerts, literature events, art exhibitions and reflective days. These are interspersed with the long established music festivals at St Endellion church at Easter and in the summer.
With support from Arts Council England and the Finzi Trust, the charity has now set up residential opportunities for a visual artist, a composer and a writer to work together on site. The scheme, promoted in the spring, attracted huge interest. After a careful selection process, visual artist Julia Giles, composer Ruth Chan and poet Alyson Hallett were invited to come to St Endellion for a week at the end of June.
Julia Giles, from Helston in Cornwall now living in London, is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. At the heart of her work is a sense of awe at the unpredictable power of the elements. She uses a range of media to explore this unpredictability and the impact it has on our relationship with the land. Ruth Chan from London has much experience in composing for films, television & theatre. Her atmospheric soundtracks explore styles of music with both traditional & ethnic instruments and digital technology. Dr Alyson Hallett, Royal Literary Fund Advisory Fellow, is from Bath. Recently also the Charles Causley poet in residence, site-specific writing is at the core of Alyson's work.
All three artists will be staying at the Stone Barn on the St Endellion site, restored in recent years with the exact purpose to offer accommodation to groups and/or artists. At the end of their residential week Julia, Ruth and Alyson will give an informal presentation to reflect on their experiences of working in North Cornwall. It is hoped that the residency will be the starting point for a collaborative project involving all three.
Full details of the Endelienta programme are published on www.endelienta.org.uk
For further information on the residencies, please contact Endelienta Development Director Peter Ursem by email to firstname.lastname@example.org