Ever since Kleinood became home to the De Villiers family, the farm has always welcomed and participated in moments of creative collaboration. The Komposjaart Residency is simply a natural progression of that philosophy.
Libby and Gerard alongside Heinrich, a curator friend, solidified their intention and started conceptualising the space sometime during the winter of 2017. It wasn’t long before plans to transform the old stables into an artist’s studio and residency were drawn up and the building process began.
The Komposjaart Residency is open to artists of all disciplines to work and live in for a period of two to six weeks at a time. We welcome visual, sculptural, ceramic and performance artists as well as theatre makers, architects, musicians, academics and writers. The residency allows for one artist at a time but can accommodate two under special circumstances. We are open to all nationalities and have Afrikaans, English, French and Italian speakers on the farm.
In essence the Komposjaart is an artist-run space with no formal interference or involvement from the owners. We seek to support a free creative practice away from the hustle of city life, close to nature and away from distractions.