NLS is excited to host Wilmer Wilson IV as our first Summer artist-in-residence!
NLS is a visual art initiative in Kingston Jamaica that facilitates experimentation and collaboration in visual art, connects artists to each other locally and internationally, and presents their work to the larger public. Having international artists work in Jamaica is an important part of NLS’ programming because while we grow the art scene locally we work towards a more connected global network of artists in which information is accessed openly.
Wilmer is a talented artist whose work bridges performance, sculpture and collage.
He will be working at NLS on his project Notes from June to August. Notes is an expansion of his work in which sculpture, anthropological research, and found objects, including found paper, build to function as cultural archives. Wilmer's project Notes offers us a unique opportunity to engage the rich but understated aspects of our environment, and the insight that this overlooked visual information can provide.
$2500 of the funds being raised will facilitate Wilmer purchasing materials for the project (such as staples, wood, staple guns, paper, house paint, rental of a table saw and hardware) and cover Wilmer's travel expenses and sleeping accommodations for the nine weeks of his residency and $250 will go towards Kickstarter processing fees. ALL of the funds raised will go towards Wilmer's project and event programming for his residency.
Risks and challenges
Wilmer will be at NLS during hurricane season. Although we have never had any major catastrophes over the years, short term implications are loss of electricity, loss of water and potential flooding. NLS has access to a generator that can be used for Wilmer's studio and NLS is located on premises that benefit from good drainage and higher elevation. We also have water storage in case of emergency.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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