Contos Geresianos

Illustration Artist Residency ‘Aldeias Criativas’, 2023
Campo do Gerês (Portugal)
Promoted by Associação Rural Vivo
Project supported by Direção Geral das Artes

In January I did a one month residency in Campo do Gerês, a village in the heart of the Peneda-Gerês National Park. The project was focused on the creation of a series of illustrations that visually portrayed the popular tales and stories that were the subject of an ethnographic collection by the writer Júlio Gomes during 2022, tales of the Geresiano imaginary that still persist in the memory of some people in this village.

During the residency I did 2 workshops, one for the children of the Learning Community ‘Germinar’ and the other for adults – an introduction to nature drawing.
In February the work created during the residency was presented in the village at Museu da Geira.