EL ARRECIADO, Simposio Internacional de la #Lana, Castilla la Mancha.

This working symposium offers a “thinking outside the box” opportunity. To get away from one’s usual creative thought patterns, routine and place. To be free to investigate with a new medium, use different building techniques, to document, think, write, sketch etc.
It is geared towards a shared creative time with other art professionals, where exchanging thought about art-work is possible. It provides 6 days solely for art practice, in close contact with a beautiful natural environment.
Witness the shearing process and then use the wool for your creative practice. Wool is
available for 3 days to make ephemeral works, which will be dismantled after the
symposium, when the wool will be taken for spinning. Artists have an opportunity to use it in this “in-between” phase – the no-man’s land of sheep’s wool – while it sits and waits its final outcome!!

El Arreciado: An ecological sheep rearing farm and wildlife breeding ground with indigenous flora, which provides a spectacular destination for artists and creative thinkers to work in nature.

Home to sheep, horses, donkeys, chickens, geese, deer, boars, partridges, hares, foxes, eagles, etc. El Arreciado is located in the heart of Spain. Situated within the province of Toledo, bordering Ciudad Real, Cáceres and Badajoz, as well as an 8 km shoreline on the Cijara reservoir.

Artists are invited to send in proposals for residencies and to answer our annual calls for artists.