Due to COVID-19 the official residency programs have been cancelled in April and May 2020.

Solange Baqués

Photography, site specific


Solange Baqués was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a Degree in Political Science and Foreign Affairs. She studied Photography with Ángela Copello, Adriana Lestido and contemporary art with Fabiana Barreda and Lorena Ferández. Participated in Proyecto Imaginario 1 & 2.

Solange explores identities through memories and family albums. She builds small altars and plays constantly with the idea of emptiness, life and death, remembrance and forgetfulness and invites the viewer to complete her pictures.

During "Art in Origin" ,residence in Santander - Spain with Andrea Juan, Solange started to link these same ideas with the environment, her last work "Quietness" shows our emptiness and reflections.

Selected to be part of Yumi Goto's workshop in Buenos Aires 2019, "The Photobook as an Object" , gave form to her book "Memoria Imaginaria".
Joëlle Anthony (aka J.M. Kelly)
British Columbia, Canada

Writing, acting


"Start anywhere and don't stop." - screenwriter Richard Marcus. This is how I try to create art..

J. M. Kelly is the occasional pen name for the writer, actress, and playwright, Joëlle Anthony. Born in Portland, Oregon, she makes her home in British Columbia, Canada. However, she has spent the last year, traveling around the US, Canada, and Europe cat-sitting for people while they go on holiday, and intends to continue doing that indefinitely.

She spent her childhood with her nose in a book, often in the backseat of whatever antique car her dad had at the time. She's worked as an actress, a Minor League Baseball souvenir hawker, the Easter Bunny, and various other not-so-odd jobs. Now she mostly writes novels, but she still dabbles in sketch comedy, nonfiction, and teaching writing to both kids and adults (www.thewritepotential.com). With a developing interest in stand-up comedy and a love of theatre, a return to acting seems to be inevitable, and while she intends to work on fiction at Arteles, she suspects there will be some comedy written as well. She hopes so!

Her first four books are for children and teens. Speed of Life, Joëlle's third novel, was a White Pine nominee, hailed by Publisher's Weekly as: a believable portrait of blue-collar teens struggling to make it work against tough odds. She's also the author of the 2017 Middle Grade novel, A Month of Mondays, which was an OLA Forest Kid Committee Summer Reading List pick, a VOYA Top Shelf Award winner, and a 2019 Chocolate Lily Nominee. She is currently finishing her first novel for adults, an historical novel set in 1962 Vancouver, BC called Between Over and Next
Julie Barratt
Zilzie, Australia

Artist books, works on paper, installation


Julie Barratt is an Australian artist who lives and works on Darumbal country in the tiny remote community of Zilzie on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. Julie is a visual artist, curator and arts industry professional whose practise encompasses printmaking, photography, artist books, works on paper and installation. In addition to her solo practise, she collaborates with other printmakers, book artists, writers, sound and performance artists.

Julie is passionate about community arts and artists, inclusion and accessibility and this is apparent in her work as an arts industry professional who has worked for many years in the sector as a curator, regional manager and producer. She is regionally located and globally connected, and has worked in places as far flung as as New York, Seoul, Wilcannia, Bristol, and Kathmandu, where she set up art studios for young deaf Nepali women as a stepping stone into employment.

Predominant themes in Julie's work lie in narrative explorations of the human condition, personal, family and place histories, and the consciousness of objects. Her works are often site-specific, responding to environmental energetics and often include elements that are labour intensive and contemplative.

Living in close proximity to the ocean and the elements has provoked a renewed awareness of our fragile environment and the subtle dependencies between water, life and nature in our eco-system. Julie's most recent works on paper are a collaboration with the tide pools at the bottom of her garden.
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