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Erlend Williamson Art Fellowship

An Orkney based residency that is dedicated to
the support of promising artists, curators, designers and other creative practitioners, while also promoting the work of the late Erlend Williamson.

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Erlend Williamson Art Fellowship
Scottish Charity number: SC041332
Scottish Company registration
number: SC373411
SIC classification: 90040


The Erlend Williamson Art Fellowship is a new opportunity for artists, offering time for development, play and speculation. Inviting applications from both individuals and collaborating groups, the Fellowship supports emerging artists whose work interpolates with Orkney, in an expanded sense. Artists are selected annually on the basis of creative ability and future potential.

The Fellowship is named in honour of the late Erlend Williamson a great artist, friend and son.


EWAF is a Fellowship of Artists led by Directors Andy Law, Jo McGonigal, Ross Sinclair and Maria Fusco. The Fellowship members are Ania Rachmat, Paul Wood, Mary Griffiths, Russ Hart, Michael Butterworth and Mark Wayman.


Contact us by writing to Jo McGonigal (