The Nomadic Village has just finished, and the artists are making their ways home
Klaus Mähring (founder of The Nomadic Village) arrived in the UK, and was joined by over 30 artists from as far as South Korea, Australia and The Philippines to embark on The Nomadic Village UK in Wolsingham, County Durham.
From 21 May to 3 June 2012, County Durham is housesd a village within a town, when a 'Nomadic Village' of over 30 international artists made its temporary home in Wolsingham. The artists lived and workied in camper vans, caravans, marquees, a converted police bus and even an adapted milk float based at the Desmesne Mill Picnic Area in Wolsingham. The 10-day project provided space for professional artists working in a variety of mediums to live and work, engage and interact with the local community and produce work that responds to the location and situation. At the end of the Village, on Friday 1 June, there was a public exhibition, and during the Village there were open afternoons for the local residents to visit the artists at work.