Lead by Matt’s Gallery, the Blackrock Artist Residency Programme invites artists at key, transitional stages in their career to make work on the Lydney Park Estate in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The programme is a partnership between the estate and Matt’s Gallery and it sets out to establish Blackrock as a new and meaningful place of artistic production and consumption.
Our support enables the programme to continue in 2016, through which three selected artists will produce work over a four month period, culminating in a launch weekend in September 2016. Each artist will receive a stipend and a production grant, with full use of the farms and outhouses, along with regular production and curatorial support. The project is also supported by Arts Council England.