“On the hill opposite are some great stone quarries. It is as though something tore the hill open and said “Here, you shall see not only smooth but the hard strong stuff that is inside too”’ Olive Schreiner
Haarlem Artspace is a multi functional artist-led space whose aim is to encourage practice and research into contemporary art created in a rural environment.
It offers dedicated studios for artists and writers in the inspiring and historic Grade II* listed Haarlem Mill building, situated in the town of Wirksworth, Derbyshire. There will also be flexible public spaces that will present an engaging and ambitious program of events and activities relating to landscape, the environment and ecology.
We’re looking for ambitious artists and writers, to further and develop their practices at Haarlem. They will be invited to participate in a program of exhibitions and events, which will explore and develop links with the Wirksworth Festival and the wider creative community. We will develop commissions, events, and a residency program, which will have on-going links with other studio groups, both national and international.Artists will be supported in the development of new work via a group critique program, optional tutoring, funding advice and support, alongside online representation.
Studio spaces are by application. To apply submit an expression of interest outlining why you’d like a space at Haarlem and how you would use it, include an artist statement, images and supporting links to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Peak District is an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of England, and North Derbyshire. The Haarlem Mill building was the first ever coal powered mill significant in the Industrial revolution. Historic literary links include George Elliot, D.H.Lawrence, Daniel Defoe, Olive Schreiner, Eleanor Marx, and Friedrich Engels. Wirksworth is the setting for George Elliots fictional ‘Mill on the Floss’. Being restored to English Heritage standards, Haarlem Mill is a beautiful and inspiring place to work and develop artistic ideas