To extend the fabulous exhibition opportunity in Vienna, I sought out an artist residency in Hungary due to my own Hungarian family ancestry on my father’s side and the traditions of indigo dyeing that have been practiced in Hungary for centuries. I was super happy when I received confirmation of securing a place in a residency at Art Quarter Budapest to investigate Hungarian indigo dyeing traditions (known there as kékfestö), contemporary perspectives on art/craft traditions, andvisit the Museum of Blue Dyeing in Pápa, and workshops’s of dye-masters. Visiting Hungary also presented a chance to make connections with other artists and develop relationships and future opportunities, further extending the opportunity in Austria. Travel plans are now taking shape, with a month in residence at AQB, followed by the exhibition in basement gallery Vienna, and then some further research in Prague and London.
I found the residency through ResiArtis: http://www.resartis.org/en/