Artist in Residence | Art Week | Exhibition

As the major ARTBOURNE exhibition is held every two years, in the “in-between” year Wellesley hosts an Artist Residency.

The first five resident artists we have hosted have been painters and sculptors, – Wayne Youle 2010, Ben Timmins 2013, and Sam Duckor-Jones 2015, Richard Adams 2017 and Natchez Hudson 2019. While in 2021, we welcome ‘artist-in-nature’ illustrator, William (Billy) Carden-Horton.

Billy’s residency will tale place at Wellesley for four weeks during August/September 2021 and his work will exhibited for sale at the Residency & Student Art Show on Thursday 21st October 2021.

Wellesley is proud that art is such a key part of it’s curriculum. The school boasts a large, airy art studio and this, coupled with the stunning location between the bush and the sea, creates a great physical environment in which creativity can be nurtured.  Glen Jorna, Visual Arts Specialist Teacher and a successful artist himself, welcomes a collaboration with the resident artist in his lessons with the boys. Moreover, the artist residency allows the boys to experience and work alongside an artist throughout their creative process.  This has provided yet another dimension to the boys’ art experience at Wellesley.

2021 Artist in Residence, William (Billy) Carden-Horton (right) with Glen Jorna (left) and Wellesley boys during an art class

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