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Electro-etching Residency-workshop / Residencia-taller de Grabado Electrolítico

General information

Brief description of organisation

The workshop and residence of the artist, Alfonso Crujera, is located on the north coast of the island of Gran Canaria, Spain. He is a specialist in electro-etching an innovative and non-toxic process of etching copper, zinc and iron plates, and minimises the risks for both the etcher and the environment. The knowledge and experience gained through his extensive investigations have been shared at conferences and courses on electro-etching at universities and workshops. He has also published numerous articles and a manual in which he outlines the diverse processes of etching using electrolysis. His expertise has been in demand in Spain and Mexico to advise on setting up electro-etching units in workshops and to teach specialised courses.

El taller y residencia del artista Alfonso Crujera, se encuentra en la costa norte de la isla de Gran Canaria. España. Especialista en grabado electrolítico un proceso innovador, no tóxico, para grabar planchas de cobre, zinc o hierro, que minimiza los riesgos para el grabador y el medio ambiente. Sus investigaciones y experiencias le han llevado a impartir conferencias y cursos sobre el grabado electrolítico en universidades y talleres; ha publicado diversos artículos y un manual donde expone los variados procesos para grabar utilizando electrólisis. Su magisterio ha sido requerido para instalar unidades de grabado electrolítico en talleres de España y México, donde también ha impartido cursos especializados.

Organisation founded in

1997

Brief description of residency program

The residence-workshop lies 700 metres from the beach. The area enjoys a very pleasant and moderate subtropical climate year round, with average temperatures ranging between 12-28ºC. From the naturally lit studio, the residence and the balconies, you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of the sea and surrounding farmland. In this natural environment, perfect for reflection and creativity, Alfonso Crujera has transformed the workshop into a workspace that is free from toxic emissions and respectful to the environment. The resident artist will be introduced to the process of electro-etching copper and zinc plates instead of traditional etching with acids, he will have access to the master’s direct and personal assistance, and will have the opportunity to develop their current knowledge of non-toxic etching using electricity, and to apply these techniques to carry out their own project.

El taller-residencia se halla situado a 700 metros de la playa. El lugar disfruta de un clima subtropical moderado y suave durante todo el año, con una temperatura media que oscila entre 12-28º. Desde el estudio -iluminado con luz natural- la residencia y las terrazas, se disfruta de un magnífico panorama sobre el mar y los terrenos de cultivos. En este ambiente natural y propicio para la reflexión y la creación, Alfonso Crujera ha transformado el taller en un espacio de trabajo libre de emanaciones tóxicas y respetuoso con el medio ambiente. El artista residente se iniciará en los procesos del grabado electrolítico con planchas de cobre y zinc como alternativa a los procesos tradicionales con ácidos; tendrá la asistencia directa y personal del maestro y la oportunidad de perfeccionar sus conocimientos de grabado no tóxico con electricidad, o bien realizar un proyecto artístico con las aplicaciones de esta técnica.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Printmaking
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weeks
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time

1

Companions allowed
  • Partners
Grants available

Artists will have to achieve grants by their own means. Residency can assist artists seeking grants or other forms of funding in their home country/institution, by providing an invitation letter. / Los artistas tendrán que conseguir subvenciones o becas por sus propios medios. La residencia puede proporcionar a los artistas una carta de invitación para presentarla ante cualquier institución.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Cleaning
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Printmaking Facilities
Number of studios

1

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish

How to reach

By car

From the airport 40 km

Nearest airport

Gran Canaria

For more information please visit:

http://www.resartis.org/es/residencias/?id_content=5864

Link to Google Maps

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Application deadline
31/08/2013

Contact information

Electro-etching Residency-workshop / Residencia-taller de Grabado Electrolítico
San Felipe 90
35414 Sta. Mª de Guía / Gran Canaria
Spain

electro@crujera.es
www.crujera.com

 

 





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