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Cristina Ferrandez Box -3 Month Residency

June to September 2011 

Stone Is Land – PSQT Artist Residency Programme 2011 – 2013


Work in progress by Cristina Ferrandez Box for exhibition ‘Longed for Landscapes’.



Cristina Ferrandez – Box,  from Northern Spain completed a 3 month residency with Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust (PSQT)  at the Drill Hall Gallery and Stone Workshop with exhibition – ‘26th August to 9th September.

The exhibition travels to Northern Spain, Centro de Escultura Museo Anton of Candas, in Asturias, where it will be shown from November 2011 to January 2012.

The Drill Hall Gallery and Stone Workshop – provides a centre for working with all aspects of stone within Portland’s Quarry Park.  Facilities provide a gallery space of 4,000 square feet, for visual and performing arts, to show new work  in the gallery and environment, during next year’s cultural events for the Olympics and beyond.





During a 3 months artist residency with PSQT, working with artist Hannah Sofaer who has developed a living land archive resource that addresses research in the context of the landscape, environment, science and industry, and during a stone carving course, Cristina  was involved in a process where the stone and its landscape opened a new way to develop ideas in relation to installation and the use of new media, inside and outside.

Developing a project, Paisajes Anhelados, ( Longed for Landscapes )  on the global consciousness of Earth and Nature, through stone as material and through the landscape of the Portland environment and its stone industry.

The residency  opens  a relationship between two sea shores, the Cantabric of Asturias in Spain and the English Channel in  Portland.

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Friday 26th August

7.30pm – 11.00pm

Opening of Exhibition by visual artist Cristina Ferrandez Box ‘Longed for Landscapes’.

Welcome / introduction to – ‘Stone is Land’ – PSQT local and inter-cultural artist residency programme.


Saturday 27th August

9.30am – 11.30am

Guided walk through Inmosthay Quarry and Tout Quarry Sculpture Park – where art and environment meet

11.30am – 5.30pm

Working sessions – developing ideas for work in response to landscape, open to all art forms, interventions, work in stone.

1.00pm – 1.45pm

Lunch break

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Open session with 15 minute presentations by participants on their work and shared discussion


Informal drinks / food

Sunday 28th August

9.30am – 1.00pm

Working sessions continue in landscape and at the Drill Hall Gallery.

1.00pm – 1.45pm

Lunch break

1.45pm – 4.00pm

Presentation and discussion of work towards future collaborations.

Tea / Coffee – Feedback







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