The public program of SCHIESSLHAUS AiR offers the guest artists a high-publicity platform to present their artistic work. During their two-month residency, the guest artists participate in three events of the SCHIESSLHAUS AiR public program: the Jour Fixe, the Open Studios or the Kollnburg Art Sunday and the Annual Exhibition that is planned for November.
Within the framework of various events, the interested public regularly has the opportunity to gain insights into the artistic work and life in the artists’ residence, and to enter into dialogue with the artists in residence. In addition, the residence occasionally opens its doors for guided tours, summer festivals and other events, for example on the occasion of the “Open Studios” of the District of Lower Bavaria (Sun, October 16, 2022) or the nationwide “Open Monument Day” (Sun, September 11, 2022).
19.11. Exhibition opening ANNUAL EXHIBITION SCHIESSLHAUS AiR
20.11. / 26.11. / 27.11 ANNUAL EXHIBITION SCHIESSLHAUS AiR
16.10. Kollnburger-Kunstsonntag / Open studios in Lower Bavaria
02.09. Exhibition opening CZECH-BAVARIAN AiR PROGRAM
03.09.-11.09. Exhibition CZECH-BAVARIAN AiR PROGRAM
11.09. Open Monument Day
23-24.09. Opening event 3rd residency JOUR FIXE 3.0
07.08. Kollnburger-Kunstsonntag / Children's Holiday Program
15-16.07. Kick-off event 2nd residency JOUR FIXE 2.0
06.05. Exhibition WOODEN FANTASY CREATURES
14-15.05. Kick-off event 1st residency JOUR FIXE 1.0
30.04. Exhibition EITHER OR
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The opening event of each residency period is the “Jour-Fixe” – a welcome and get-to-know meeting between all project participants, the guest artists and the host community. The Jour Fixe is at the same time a networking event to bring the resident artists into contact with experts of various fields and with the local art and culture scene.
The SCHIESSLHAUS AiR program especially encourages interdisciplinary approaches at the interfaces of art, science/theory, media, and technology. At the beginning of each residency period, experts from a field other than the visual arts, for example from the humanities, social and natural sciences, politics or the (creative) economy, are invited to a public lecture followed by a workshop at the SCHIESSLHAUS AiR in Kollnburg.
The expert lecture is preceded by short introductions of the resident artists, during which the artists present themselves and their artistic work to the local public. Following the public lecture series, a workshop with the expert takes place for the resident artists of SCHIESSLHAUS AiR. The workshop is a closed event.
The changing thematic focuses of the lecture series are related to the annual theme of the AiR program. The aim of the Jour Fixe is the contact, the encounter and the interdisciplinary exchange between guest artists, experts, local art and culture professionals and the interested public.
After the first month of each residency period there is a fixed date: the “Kollnburger-Kunstsonntag” (Kollnburg Art Sunday). On this day, the guest artists present to the local community and the interested public what they are working on during their stay at the SCHIESSLHAUS AiR. These project presentations are of a more informal nature, for example studio visits, art talks, lectures, performances or interventions – this depends on the artistic projects of the resident artists. During the residency in autumn, the “Kollnburger-Kunstsonntag” will be replaced by the “Open Studios” of the District of Lower Bavaria (Sun, October 16, 2022).
The annual exhibition of SCHIESSLHAUS AiR is a curated show with the works of all resident artists of the residency year 2022. All guest artists jointly present the artworks that they have developed or realized during their stay at SCHIESSLHAUS AiR to the professional and general public. The annual exhibition is dedicated to the thematic focus of the residency year 2022 and will be accompanied by a public program with guided tours, lectures, panel discussions and artist talks.
Britta Wahlers, media artist and art educator
Art and culture are among the indispensable components of our social coexistence and make an important contribution to the personality development of children and young people. An important part of the Education and Participation Program of SCHIESSLHAUS AiR are cooperation programs with local schools.
Within the framework of cooperation projects with regional educational institutions (elementary and secondary schools), selected artists are invited to conduct art educational and artistic workshops with pupils and students independently of the residency program. In addition, SCHIESSLHAUS AiR offers artistic programs for local vacation programs.
Through an age-appropriate program, primary and secondary school children can actively and creatively engage with contemporary art and culture. During the art educational workshops, which take place either at the artists’ residence or at the schools, they get to know different areas, themes and techniques of the Fine Arts. The children and young people get the opportunity to experiment with different techniques and materials (depending on the chosen means of expression), to test their artistic and craft skills and to create their own works of art together with the artists. The artworks are presented at the end of the workshops in the scope of a joint exhibition at SCHIESSLHAUS AiR.
At the end of the three-day workshop “Wooden Fantasy Creatures” with artists Georg Fuchssteiner and Peter Herr, the works of art created by the children will be presented in the scope of joint exhibition. Parents and teachers are cordially invited to the vernissage on Friday, May 6, 2022 at SCHIESSLHAUS AiR.
The art project “Wooden Fantasy Creatures” is part of the program “Künstler in der Grundschule” of the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Culture, Science and the Arts, supported by the Government of Lower Bavaria and the Municipality of Kollnburg.
Part of the SCHIESSLHAUS AiR program is the CZECH-BAVARIAN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM 2022. In cooperation of the municipality of Kollnburg with Plzeň 2015 two artists from Bavaria and two artists from Czechia will be invited between July and September 2022 for a two-months summer residency at the SCHIESSLHAUS AiR in Kollnburg. The cooperation project consists of a transboundary artist residency program and a public program with lectures, workshops, open studios and a final exhibition. The focus of the cooperation is the support of contemporary art and the encouragement of intercultural encounters in the Bavarian-Bohemian border region.
The SCHIESSLHAUS AiR: CZECH-BAVARIAN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM 2022 is supported by EUREGIO “Bayerischer Wald – Böhmerwald – Unterer Inn” in the scope of the program “Freistaat Bayern – Tschechische Republik Ziel ETZ 2014-2020”.
Application requirement for the Czech-Bavarian residency program (residency period C) is a connection to Bavaria and/or the Czech Republic (place of birth and/or place of residence).
For the general conditions of the residency program please see