Artists and Writers in residence

We are delighted to announce that for the 2017 season Murton Park will be welcoming a number of local artists, writers and crafters to our community. These resident groups will be hosting a number of special exhibitions, workshops and taught courses throughout the season. Some of the activities on offer will be free of charge to museum visitors, others will attract an additional charge to cover the costs of tuition and materials where relevant.

Please look out for news and forthcoming events via these pages and via our main events ‘what’s on‘ guide.

What is an artists’ residency?

Artists’ residencies generally involve artists spending time in a particular environment, and creating new work in response to this experience. It is a chance to extend their creative work by developing different approaches, often in collaboration with other artists, the host organisation and the public.

Residencies can add a new dimension for the host because artists bring a fresh eye to things that may be taken for granted. Creative activities and exhibitions engage staff and visitors in new ways, encouraging curiosity, generating ideas and sharing different perspectives.


 Watch this space for information about the residencies that will be running throughout 2017.