We are thrilled to announce that this year’s residency has been awarded to Hélène Delmaire! Delmaire is a French figurative painter who uses the image of the body to represent the existential and emotional struggles intrinsic to the human condition.
As well as having had various solo and group shows across Europe and America, between 2018 and 2019 Delmaire was commissioned to work on the Oscar-nominated, Cannes best screenplay film, Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Céline Sciamma. Delmaire not only acted as the hand double of the main character, Marianne, but created most of the paintings and drawings for the film. In 2020, Delmaire was then commissioned to produce a final cover image for the release of the movie.