Sunday, April 08, 2007

Getting Ahead In Newburgh

Fife Arts Co-operative, a group of artists based at the newly developed Steeple in Newburgh, formally the Town Hall is very pleased to announce that Jeanette Sendler has been appointed to be the Steeple’s first Artist in Residence.

Jeanette, was among twenty four applicants for the ‘Plum Job’ post, which is funded through the Scottish Arts Council Partners Scheme. Her post is a year long residency as an artist working with textiles/fibre to explore the past and present relationship of the community to the land in Newburgh.

Jeanette offers many skills as an artist working with textiles including millinery, costume design, felting and knitting. She also has experience of community based residencies in Scotland and further afield.

The residency will also give Jeanette the opportunity to spend a whole year in Newburgh and to develop her own work in response to the Plum Job brief until next spring.

Representatives from community partners including Fife Arts Co-operative, Newburgh Orchard Group, Newburgh Garden Orchard Group, and Newburgh Primary School were involved in the interviewing process and are now looking forward to hearing more about Jeanette’s ideas for the residency.

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