Artist Lock-in 2014

October 2013 saw a group of artists from Jersey, Iceland, Malta, Norway, Denmark and London, take up residence at Elizabeth Castle. Thirteen artists of varying disciplines, a facilitator and a project coordinator were invited to the Island by the Jersey Arts Trust in association with WildWorks and Jersey Heritage, to share practice and produce new work.

For 7 days and 7 nights, the group of filmmakers, actors, musicians, visual artists and writers were cast away at Elizabeth Castle in order to create collaborative pieces inspired by their surroundings.

The Lock-in was to be facilitated by Sue Hill who is the Associate Director of WildWorks – the renowned international theatre company best known for its 2011 production of ‘The Passion’ with Michael Sheen in Port Talbot. From 2000 - 2006, Sue was also the Artistic Director for the Eden Project, developing their innovative interpretation strategy, commissioning artists, writers and performers to illuminate Eden’s ideas and messages.

The Jersey Arts Trust first launched the Artist Lock-in concept in 2012 in a private garden in St. Brelade. Eight Jersey born-artists, including Karen Le Roy-Harris and BAFTA nominated film director Michael Pearce, took part in that project.

Check out the Inter-Island Artist Lock-In page for more information about the next version of the Artist Lock-In project at Elizabeth Castle and the Artist Lock In page for updates on future Artist Lock-In projects.