International Residency opportunity, South West France. We seek artists from all creative visual arts disciplines. Create new work and exhibit in the gallery. Self-directed. 1 week minimum no maximum.

The Gallery Ecosse D’Oc in the south west of France is offering residency opportunities to creative visual artists throughout 2021, subject to current restrictions.

An opportunity to come to the gallery and create new self-directed work with the offer of an exhibition in the gallery whilst in residence or at a later date.

The gallery started in 2004 was the 1st of now 3 gallerys in the small village of St laurent de la Cabrerisse in the Occitaine region of south west France. We began offering residencies in 2018 after major renovations to the upper floors over the commercial gallery at street level.

We will be able to offer residency space for 2 individual artists from January 2021 each in a self-contained bedroom/studio space. Other facilities kitchen, bathrooms, living space etc will be shared with those in residence and myself as the house is my home too.

Apart from the gallery space there is a large garage, an attic and a very large garden to all work in or just relax in the garden too.

The village the gallery is situated within is small, but a working village rather than a tourist trap although it is changing with time. It has all the facilities for day to day living, supermarket, chemist, medical centre, library, cafe/restaurant, 3 restaurants, bank, post office, several wine caves, church, sports facilities and a very good river to swim in.

The village like a lot of rural France is not served by public transport, however we make available a car to those who can drive and will gladly collect from local train station (Lezignan-Corbieres) or the 2 closest airports Carcassonne and Bezier both well served by Ryanair from around the UK. Bikes are also available.

From the village the Mediterranean Sea and coast is under 1 hour drive. The closest 2 cities are Narbonne once the 2nd city in the Roman Empire and Carcassonne with its medieval castle rebuilt in the 18th/19th century. Colieure close to the Spanish border is where C. R. Mackintosh spent several years in recuperation from an illness and sketching and painting. Barcelona can be reached by various ways of transport within 2-3 hours. The region is is the home to the Cathars with many castles in the hills whilst the countryside is the rolling hills and valleys of the largest wine region of France.

The gallery and accommodation are the ideal place to find quiet space and time to rejuvenate, relax and create new work or even just to do nothing if that is where you are at!

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For further information, please contact (Ross McEwan), or call +33 (0)7 89 97 84 91, or visit

The deadline is Wednesday 31 March 2021 at 23:55.