This month I co-organised the 3rd annual Riba Rocks music and arts festival here on the finca with the rest of the team plus a fantastic group of volunteers. Both from the workaway scheme and students from London South Bank University, all volunteers worked collaboratively to make this event very special filled with live performances, art workshops and creative installations.
Artists from the UK Anna Georghiou, Phil Bird and Caroline Misselbrook as well as Catalunya based artist Red Eye (Adam Pinson) all contributed massively to the success of the arts within the festival this year.
To act as a facilitator/host to this creative hub is incredibly rewarding and I want to open up the space for potential future projects which will include the construction of sculptural dwellings/artist studios as well as permaculture camps to learn about off-grid living and the farming processes involved here.
As well as providing space for my own practice, the olive finca here in rural Catalunya offers other creatives a place to stay and make their work, free from the usual constraints of time, finances etc. I am hoping this develops into a year round residency opportunity.
I now look towards the olive harvest in November with a view to making new works surrounding this process.