For four years I organised with the Lumen collective a residency in my hometown of Atina, Italy. The village nestled in the Comino Valley benefits from natural darkness, natural beauty and is a great place to visit for viewing the Moon, stars and meteor showers. The residency was set up to help like-minded artists from multi-disciplines develop their practice in a relaxed, yet productive environment. Artists have the opportunity to create works responding to the variety of astronomical sights, which are then showcased in exhibitions in Italy and London. For each residency we aim to offer ample studio space, observatory trips, telescope access, close proximity to small local bars/restaurants and film screenings.

Find out more about the residency on the Lumen website or by watching the video below, made by John Hooper.