Howdy all!

During the big Riots of Rhayader back in October I met Henry Alles from PeerGroup. We decided that I should go out to Netherlands and see what all the fuss was about with PeerGroup and his P.A.I.R...

The P.A.I.R (Portable Artist In Residence) is a pair (clever ey!) of cargo containers converted by Henry to a living space upstairs and a working space downstairs. It's run by solar power, lightning proof, army base security and heated by a log burner. I had to carry logs, I felt really manly. Here's a picture of it...

I spent the week building, meeting local farmers and their very funny mothers and visiting potential locations for residences. I introduced Henry to a radio station from Utrecht on the radio in the PeerGroup workshop - SubLime Radio 'Cool, funky Jazz from the Netherlands' . His mood improved after this! 

Other's things I got up to-

Fed the PeerGroup pigs -   varkensvoer

Skinned a hare with Floris - lekker  (if you don't like seeing dead animals please close you're eyes and scroll down a tiny bit!)

Saw a beautiful show by Hotel Modern in Utrecht -  leuk

Night time tour of Arthur's little town called Amsterdam on the back of his bike - zoet

Bought back a radio transmitter for the People of Rhayader

I also...

- ate a lot of cheese

- drank a lot of La Chouffe

- sampled PeerGroups very own beer brewed by Marieke

- learnt Dutch

- was on Neatherlands TV with Henry

- Ran off a train to catch another train, only to run back on to the first train without realising it was the same train (also with Henry)

- Learnt a lot about the strange geology of the Netherlands.



If anyone would be interested in doing a artist residency with PeerGroup's P.A.I.R here's some more information - Deadline 1st of February.

Follow the development with Rhayader on Rhayader Rocks and Facebook

Dank u wel!


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Comment by Buddug James Jones on January 21, 2013 at 15:48

Forgiven :)

Comment by Henry J.Alles on January 21, 2013 at 15:21


Comment by Buddug James Jones on January 21, 2013 at 15:08

Henry, you make me sound like some sort of sleazy hot line!

Comment by Henry J.Alles on January 21, 2013 at 14:49

Ladies and gentle men!!! I am proud to present to you the continous possibility of having a good time. Call Buddug!

Comment by Buddug James Jones on January 21, 2013 at 14:32

We'll make them silent ;)

Comment by Alan Samuel on January 20, 2013 at 20:26

Tremendous work Bud.

Future project - silence of the bunnies.

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