WELCOME TO AiR GREEN
International Textil Art Residency
AiR Green provides a residency program solely for artists whose work relates to textile media.
The residency is located at Søndre Green farm in Noresund, at the foot of the Norefjell mountain range in Krødsherad Municipality, Buskerud County, Norway. With this residency, AiR Green aims to create an arena for concentration and in-depth research, to contribute to the development and presentation of textile art, and to promote contact between artists who use different approaches to textile media.
The program is run by the organisation Norwegian Textile Artists in collaboration with Søndre Green farm.
The 4 weeks residency
The art residency is for 4 artists and lasts up to 4 weeks. The spring period is normally in April/ May and Autumn period takes place in August/ September each year. The farm’s main building (350 m2) is used by the artists during their stay. The house dates back to the 1700. It is fully furnished and contains several rooms. The rooms are divided amongst the artists so as to provide both solitude and fellowship.
Studio AiR Green
The 8 week residency
The studio residency is for one artist and has a duration of two months. The residency is in the recently rehabilitated (2021) Sommerfjøset (“Summer barn”) on Søndre Green farm. The barn has been converted into a studio apartment with all facilities, and with a good work space for various types of art production. Other workspaces on the farm will also be available.
Meet the AiR Green residents
14.08 - 11.09.2023
Maungaronga Te Kawa
Studio Air Green artist fall 2023
We are proud to present Maungarongo Te Kawa (Ngāti Porou), as our Studio AiR Green artist.
Te Kawa has been working prolifically in fashion, art, community and education in Aotearoa New Zealand for the past three decades .
He is also currently exhibiting at the NITJA, Center for Contemporary Art in Lillestrøm.
Photo credits: Maunga:rongo (Ron) Te Kawa and Zoe Black
Photograph by Seb Charles