Art Arcadia Locations

Our residency and projects locations are selected on the basis of trusted partnerships established throughout the personal careers and networks of each member of Art Arcadia. In addition to our two main residency sites below, we also carry out projects in a range of locations that vary across urban, rural, academic or remote.

La Mola is a residency that provides a unique entry into a little known part of Italy, a mountainous and rural area which is off the beaten track and has a strong cultural identity steeped in centuries of tradition. Headed by Paola Bernardelli, La Mola is located in the village of Pietrafitta, where she is originally from. This residency is aimed at artists and arts professionals who seek to retreat and work in a quiet and remote location.

LICA (The Lewyc Institute Of Contemporary Art) is an experimental space situated in the home of Theo Sims – it exists to present site and context specific art within a domestic setting. The Institute is named in honour of Walter Lewyc, a keen supporter of the visual arts and until his sad passing in 2006, a resident of the same street as LICA (Lusted Avenue, Point Douglas). Walter had a dream that Lusted would be a pastoral way of visual artists, writers and musicians. Through this project his contribution to the arts in Winnipeg is celebrated.

Derry - Northern Ireland - United Kingdom

Derry/Londonderry is located in the west of Northern Ireland, close to the border with the Republic of Ireland, and is the second-largest city in the region.
The city represents the converging point for all Art Arcadia members and is the centre of operations of the organisation. For over ten years the four Art Arcadia members lived in Derry and worked for local arts organisations, building up a friendly and professional relationship supporting each other in their various creative endeavours. This continuous collaboration finally led to the establishing of Art Arcadia as a constituted organisation.
Derry/Londonderry and Northern Ireland are at the core of Art Arcadia’s vision and constitute the fulcrum of our international network. Although international in scope, projects originating from Northern Ireland will aim to return to the region in the form of post residency projects such as exhibitions, workshops, talks, collaborations and contaminations.