6 artists at a Viarco Residency
" Working every day in a designated artist's area at Viarco in Portugal we allowed the infection of graphite, pencils, ochres, charcoal, soluble graphite and ochres and people to take hold.
Sarah Duyshart (MA Fine Art Sculpture) Janine Hall (MA Fine Art Drawing) Emma Hollaway (MA Fine Art Drawing) Caroline Holt-Wilson (MA Fine Art Drawing) myself (MA Fine Art Drawing) and Ellis Scheer (MA Fine Art Drawing) lived in S.Joao da Madiera and worked at the Viarco Pencil Factory each day for one or two weeks each.
José allows and encourages this for many reasons, and for particular people. He loves to see artists work with his products, loves to let artists play, discover, challenge in ways that help them become freer while helping Viarco understand artist's needs and behaviour, A truly special symbiosis born of good will, generosity, excellence, work ethic and an incredible sense of adventure. " Jo Lane
images by: Janine Hall, Jo Lane, Peter Houghton