Rees Archibald will hold a noise workshop

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The Australian artist Rees Archibald, currently based in Lithuania, is organising a sound workshop called “Touch some noise” on the 19th of March at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius. During the workshop the artist will show how to make a microphone by yourself and will conduct a group noise performance.


Nida Doctoral Summer School, Nida Art Colony: Call for applications

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Reading room / library with a view to the lighthouse at new building of Nida Art Colony. Photo by Andrej Vasilenko.
“CO-ACTION: Artists Placements in Non-Arts Organisations”, in Nida, Neringa, Lithuania, 22-28 August, 2016, in Nida, Lithuania.


Open Studios in February 2016

Alicja Bielawska at her studio. Photo by Julija Navarsakitė. 
Open Studios in February 2016. Residents participating: Lynette Smith (AU), Sybille Neumeyer (DE), Alicja Bielawska (PL), Šarūnas Nakas (LT), Stéphanie Roland (BE), Nida A-I-R team. 


The new Board of the Nida Art Colony has been approved

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The new Board of the Nida Art Colony has been approved this week. The members: Anders Kreuger, Žilvinas Landzbergas, dr. Julija Reklaitė, dr. Kristupas Sabolius, Dovilė Tumpytė, Julijonas Urbonas and dr. Gintautė Žemaitytė.


Artist Talk: Stéphanie Roland in Klaipėda

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Stéphanie Roland, Ideal city, photography series, 2013 - 2015.
Our current resident Stéphanie Roland will give an artist talk at Klaipėda Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts on 18th February. Event on FB. 


The Call for applications closes on 15th February

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TODAY is the FINAL day to apply for residency @NidaArtColony !


Artist Residency as a Black Rectangle. A Conversation with Tomas Grunskis and Laurie Lax

Laurie Lax, “Oblong (Parnidžio kopa)” [day one]. Project during residency at Nida Art Colony. Photo by N. Paganelli.
Talking about artist residencies as an alternative or a new model of artistic practice makes no sense if you take a closer look at the tradition of this phenomenon and the density of residencies today. Just like talking about the black square and all the attempts to deconstruct it. Yet one has to constantly re-acknowledge both of these phenomena as inevitable and necessary points of departure for artists. Thus, one might compare an artist residency to the rectangle poured from coal dust on the Parnidis Dune by the artist Laurie Lax: it is an artist’s ephemeral state in a certain place at a certain time, when the surface layers are blown away and what is left is a thin and fragile, yet very ornamental awareness why one has become and still is an artist. 


Nida A-I-R in February 2016

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Artists from left to right Šarūnas Nakas, Sybille Neumeyer, Alicja Bielawska, Lynette Smith. Photo by Julija Navarskaitė.
Four new residents arrived to Nida Art Colony in February: Lynette Smith (AU), Sybille Neumeyer (DE), Alicja Bielawska (PL), Šarūnas Nakas (LT).