The De La Warr Pavilion is delighted to support a group of local established artists led by Glenys X Jacques, who will create work in the southern Italian town Corigliano d’Otranto.
“This special little town has an exemplary record for involving artists and local businesses in creating new ways of thinking about art and the community. The local Mayor, Ada Fiore, a practicing philosopher, has initiated several successful projects including a Garden of Sofia, (wisdom) with illuminated ceramic jars with ancient philosophical sayings which have come to guide us over the years.
The group will do a week’s residency, culminating in exhibited work in the newly renovated castle. They will work with the local community and local artists to make work in response to the town.
It is a wonderful opportunity to make work in a town which is geographically the same as our south coast. We have much to learn from them and we will use this experience to create a special show next year and invite our Italian colleagues to work with us on the project.”