OPEN CALL: Residency 25th June – 2nd July


Residency: Sunday 25th June – Sunday 2nd July
Deadline: Friday 26th May 4pm
Artists will be notified by 31st May

Greywood Arts invites proposals from visual artists (or small teams of collaborators) for a one-week residency to take place the last week in June, leading up to our Opening Celebration 1st July, 2017.

Artists will receive free accommodation and workspace. We are interested in process, thus a requirement of this residency is that the selected artist (or group of artists) share some aspect of their process via demonstration, exhibition, discussion, etc. at our opening celebration Saturday 1st July. Projects that respond to or interact with the site are especially encouraged.

To apply, send the following to: create (at)

Name(s), contact information
CV (one page max)
Artist Statement
Up to 5 Work samples
Proposal (one page max):

  • Tell us about your project
  • Tell us about your process
  • How would you engage with the community at our opening celebration?
  • What kind of support does your project require?

Selected artist(s) receive:

  • Accommodation (self-catering)
  • Workspace: the visual arts studio is 5.2m square (17×17 ft) with four south-east facing windows and high ceilings. There are work tables, a drafting table, and a sink. Note the studio is located on the second floor.
  • Transportation from Cork City to Killeagh if required.
  • Inclusion in all marketing for the Opening Celebration and a feature on our website

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions – we look forward to hearing from you!

Welcoming Samantha

We are delighted to have Sam on board with us through the opening celebration on 1 July. Already here just over a week, she has proved herself to be a fabulous intern! She will be helping us with social media, funding research, and an exhibition about the history of our house for the opening.




My name is Samantha. I’m from Belgium and am 24 years old. I am currently working with Jessica at Greywood Arts to improve my English skills and get more experience in order to find a job in the cultural sector.

I took a Master’s degree in Conservation and Preservation of artworks in ESA Saint-Luc of Liege and I took a 2-year-Master’s degree in Museology in the University of Liege. Obviously, I am into arts and culture – I have been painting and drawing since I am 11 years old.

Nevertheless, that is not my only interest. I have always been into protection of the environment and animals, therefore after my studies I went to the South of France to take part in an eco-volunteering for the protection of turtles.

I love reading as well and, thanks to my studies and my numerous internships, I have learnt the necessity of diversity. Therefore, I have discovered a range of interesting areas, often linking with art, environment or animals. Indeed, I have taken a fancy to history, politics, economics and societal issues and I am reading as much as possible about them.

Because of all of that, I love travelling (or maybe is it the opposite?) and every year I try to travel as much as possible.

Doing an internship in Ireland has offered a great opportunity for me and I am glad (and very lucky) to be part of the Greywood adventure.

Hopefully my life will continue being full of art, culture, travel projects, discoveries and amazing meetings as well.

Concert Recap: Sophie Cooper & Delphine Dora

DSC01810 cropIt’s likely that our lovely little village has never seen the likes of musical experimentation that took place with Sophie Cooper & Delphine Dora and guests last Friday, 21st of April. And the response was overwhelmingly positive. The evening was described as surreal and magical. The improvisational format may be familiar for those in the contemporary music scene, but even attendees who felt the boundaries of their comfort zone pushed said they were glad they came. At the end of the night we felt excited about the kind of place – and community – that we are creating around Greywood Arts.

The show began upstairs, with a collaborative improvisation between Sohpie, Delphine, Cork based musicians Roslyn Steer and Declan Synnott, plus Wille Stewart & Natalia Beylis of Hunters Moon Festival fame. Musicians were on the periphery, while the audience was invited to sit in the centre. This flowed seamlessly into a set by Deccie and then another by Roslyn.

During the break, we shifted downstairs to the Library. Food and drink were served in the dining room, and at some point the dogs were let in. All five of them…(ours + guests.) Sophie & Delphine gathered words from the audience for Improv Charades, and created new instant hits like Girl, Horror and Biscuit, Flower. It was nice to have a bit of humour in the mix, though the on-the-spot compositions ranged from melancholy to cacophonous (in a good way!) Really, you’ll want to keep an ear out for when the album they recorded at Greywood Arts gets released.

Meanwhile, you can listen to a track Sophie & Delphine recorded at Greywood with guests Roslyn Steer, Elaine Howley & Helios Leon: Between the Reality

We are so grateful for the support we received and look forward to more nights like this in the future. Mark 1st of July on your calendars for our grand opening celebration.