For the months of September and October of 2016, the MdD is hosting Emma Levie (website), a Dutch Visual Artist, as Artist in Residence.
Emma takes inspiration from her daily surroundings and transfers these into beautiful drawings and installations. The MdD and the Dão valley region will play a part in the reflection and creation of new works.
Below is a small selection of works found on Emma’s web site:
We are looking for a volunteer(s) for the months of:
April through September, 2016
In this year, we are looking for volunteer(s) with experience and/or interest-to-learn in the following: Continue reading
For the month of September of 2015, the MdD hoted Jalinka Gressmann (website) , as well as Beckey Kaye (website), as Artists in Residence.
For the month of August in 2015, the MdD hosted Karen van de Vliet (website) as Artist in Residence. Below are images from here studio-based investigations of drawing the many varieties of grasses found on the MdD terrain. Continue reading
We have sent out a Newsletter for recent activities on the Moinhos do Dão. If you did not receive it through our mailing list—which you can sign up here—then please follow the below web link to the actual newsletter:’
For the month of August, 2014, the MdD hosted Ewoud van Rijn and Karin de Jong, for just short of a 4-week research period. Continue reading
Yoga and Mindfulness with Ciske van Zevenbergen of ‘Present Moment’.
For two weeks in August this summer our guests, volunteers and residents could participate in daily yoga session. Ciske van Zevenbergen offered morning sessions for adults and afternoon sessions for kids.
Ciske spoke about the experience of offering yoga at MdD: Continue reading
A number of guests, residents and volunteers participated in a one-day workshop with Rob van Deursen of Stichting Saiwala. The workshop consisted of a short lecture on soil and a number of soil related activities. Rob talked about what makes for healthy soil and how it supports the vegetable garden and a healthy ecosystem, contrasted with farming practices in which plant nutrition mainly comes from fertilizers. The group took three spoil samples from three different locations in the garden and observed the differences in the ratios of organic matter to sand and clay. Continue reading
On May 24th, Aletta de Jong, Jason Coburn and Joshua Short presented artwork made during a work period / residency at the Moinhos do Dão at Galeria Saguão in Viseu. Continue reading