Spring Fling x
Wigtown Book Festival

Artist-in-Residence 2019/20

We are delighted that the Spring Fling x Wigtown Book Festival Residency returned for 2019. We have welcomed Poet Ken Cockburn as our Writer in Residence (Find out more about Ken Cockburn and the residency here) and now we look towards our Artist-in-Residence.

This is a two-part residency for which a new graduate will spend time engaging with audiences and immersing themselves in Wigtown Book Festival 2019. Based on this time they will produce new work to be exhibited as part of Spring Fling 2020 in May.

We are delighted to announce that local artist Emily Tough is this year’s Artist in Residence.

At Wigtown Book Festival, Emily will be making a small model of the festival, encapsulating some of the wonder of the 10 days into a toy-size town. She will be onsite gathering ideas and information, as well as discarded odds and sods to use in her build. You are invited to watch as the town and its festival happenings are reimagined and rebuilt. Come along to one of the workshops and contribute to the construction!

Emily will present a couple of workshops during the festival which visitors are welcome to attend.

Sunday 29 September, 10.30am-12noon
Thursday 3 October, 6pm-7.30pm

Find out more information is available here.

 

Images by Kirstin McEwan

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