THE LARROQUE ART FESTIVAL
July (last week) each year
Based in the Old Post Office and Town Hall of Larroque in SW France, where Moorland Productions have a studio and gallery/project space, the annual International Arts Festival welcomes artists from all over the world to exhibit contemporary work in Installation, Net-art, sculpture, painting, video and other media. There is usually a theme and an Open Call, and artists can either send their work, transmit it electronically or bring it with them physically. Each year there are artists' meetings, dinners, trips to local sites and an opportunity to network and make future plans. The Festival encourages both young and established artists to meet and exchange ideas in a rural setting and familial atmosphere.
THE FROZEN ACADEMY
An on-going collaborative networked project with Josef Danek, Professor of Experimental Drawing at Ostrava Academy of Art, CZ and students. Founded in Larroque in 2008, this informal network has realised projects and exhibitions in Prague, Brno, Leeds, London, Larroque, Berlin, Korea, and Cyprus. It uses modern communications and electronic media, in combination with traditional media, video, performance and text. A unifying feature is the transnational 'networked meal' which forms a focus for several of the events.
THE MOORLAND PRESS
2003 - onwards
The Moorland Press was founded in 2003 to act as the imprint of Moorland Productions, producing catalogues of their work and that of fellow artists. All the design, photography, layout and editing is done in-house. Print runs are usually limited to c. 1000 copies. All publications have ISBN numbers and copies of all publications go to the national UK libraries and are available through Amazon or directly from Moorland Productions.
MOORLAND CDs / DVDs
2003 - onwards
Moorland Productions produces a variety of film DVDs, Audio CDs, and PDF/Powerpoint catalogues of their work and that of fellow artists. All the design, photography, layout, editing and production is done in-house. Numbers are limited to individual/on-demand and are available directly from Moorland Productions.