'L'Ancienne Boucherie' is a converted 16th century building located in the picturesque village of Brehemont on the banks of the Loire River in central France. Formally the village butcher shop with living quarters above, the last butcher left in 2012 and the building underwent major renovation works throughout.
The new layout consists of three separate, self-contained apartments on three levels and a large shared workshop/exhibition space on the ground floor in the former shop.
'L'Ancienne Boucherie' was born out of an admiration for artists and craftspeople working in traditional methods. Our aim is to support the revival of the atelier tradition and to help preserve age-old techniques in the production of beautiful 'oeuvres-d'art.'
Residencies are open to artists and writers of every discipline but preference will be given to candidates displaying a commitment to traditional working methods, where possible, in their particular discipline.
L'Ancienne Boucherie' proposes residencies to three artists for a period of 3-6 months from 1st October -31st March inclusive. Artists are invited to share a workshop and produce an exhibition at the end of their residency.
Shared 45m2 workshop with North-facing light
Easels, tresle tables, drawing boards
WIFI throughout building
Fully-furnished, fully equipped on-site accommodation