Riu d’art 2020 Call for Artists

Call for applications from artists for this year’s Riu d’art residency in Riba-roja d’Ebre

The Riba Rocks Association are excited to open the call for applications from local and international artists for the 5th edition of the Riu d’art residency in Riba-roja d’Ebre. Applications are welcome from artists of all disciplines. Proposals will be prioritised for a strong connection with the local culture and environment.

The Riu d’art residency will take place from 10th to 20th June 2020. Deadline for applications is April 5th 2020. There is no fee for this residency. The Riba Rocks Association offers a stipend to successful applicants towards travel and materials, with accommodation and food being provided throughout your stay.

Full details are available on the Riu d’art website. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Poster (English version) to announce the Open Call for Artist Applications for Riu d’art 2020

We have welcomed artists from Italy, Singapore, USA, Scotland, Galicia and Riba-roja d’Ebre who have produced awesome works of art in public spaces culminating in the Riu d’art Open Air Gallery. You can find maps in boxes outside many local businesses to follow the Riu d’art route!

Handmade wooden leaflet boxes by Suriet Artesans can be found outside multiple local businesses in Riba-roja d’Ebre
Bringing you the Riu d’art Street Fest with live art, performances, music and much more!

This year will see the Riu d’art Street Fest fill the streets of Riba-roja d’Ebre with live art installations, performances, music and much more! Join us in June!

Riba Rocks Olive Oil

We are so excited to announce to you that the all natural Riba Rocks Olive Oil is now available in 2 more stockists, one here in Riba-roja d’Ebre (our local village) and the other in our original home town of Southampton. A fantastic link between our two ‘homes’.

Huge thanks to Portswood based October Books who still have a few jars available, grab yours now!

October Books is Southampton’s premier independent book shop. ‘Owned by customers and staff, and worker controlled, you can find us in the heart of Portswood’s independent high street. From here, we supply local residents and students with the latest releases and classics, ethical, fair trade and organic foods, green cleaning products and toiletries, and our popular range of quirky, beautiful and thought provoking greetings cards.’

Also, huge thanks to Forn Montserrat here in Riba-roja d’Ebre for their support in stocking the oil too.

‘Forn Montserrat, founded in 1909 and after four generations of bakers, continue to work each day with the same passion. All goods sold in our stores are made in our bakery, with our hands and our hearts, in wood fired ovens.’

All proceeds from these donations go directly to the not-for-profit Riba Rocks registered Association here in Catalunya and are used to create cultural events.

Riu d’art presentation 2019

What a great time we all had walking the route of the new artworks from this year’s Riu d’art residency. International, national and local artists worked tirelessly for two weeks sharing ideas, food and drink, experiences whilst getting to know the local people in the village.

Village life is truly complimented by the project, now in it’s 4th year, with neighbours opening their homes to visiting artists for chats, coffee and cake as well as lending their equipment and motivation and critique!

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Artists Announced for Riu d’art 2019

Elara Elvira

We are delighted to announce the following selected artists for the fourth edition of the Riu d’art residency. Chosen from a record number of applications from over 30 different countries, a total of 9 artists will take part in this year’s event: 4 international artists representing Turkey, Chile, Russia, Lithuania and Italy, 4 national artists and artwork from the local Art School ‘L’Aula d’Art’. The Riu d’art residency will take place for two weeks from 10th of June culminating in an official inauguration on Saturday 22nd of June. Read more »

Call for Artists now open!

Riba Rocks is very excited to announce this year’s Call for Artists is NOW OPEN! 2019 will see the fourth annual Riu d’Art International Artist Residency in collaboration with the Youth Councillor of the Ajuntament of Riba-roja d’Ebre.

Previous years have seen international artists from Singapore, Austria, Chile, United States, Finland, Cyprus and the UK come to live and work within the rural village of Riba-roja d’Ebre for two weeks during the summer. Read more »

The Olive Harvest 2018

Yey! It’s olive harvest time again!

This year the weather has been very strange and we were warned that the oil yield would be poor due to a very long summer drought followed by some extremely heavy autumn rain and then a lack of sun to turn the water to oil in the fruit.

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Do the Riu d’art route this summer!

The 3rd edition of the Riu d’art residency is complete and we now boast 18 multimedia artworks installed in the village of Riba-roja d’Ebre. Works range from delicate illustrations to large scale murals, from graffiti ‘street art’ and contemporary installation art through to performance and sculpture. The artworks have been created by artists from all over the world including Riba-roja d’Ebre itself, Singapore, Austria and the United States.

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Riu d’art 2018 Inauguration

Riba Rocks (registered association) was proud to present the official inauguration of the 2018 Riu d’art residency, which took place in Riba-roja d’Ebre on the 30th June 2018. The evening saw an official reception outside the Town Hall where the Riba Rocks Association and the Youth Councillor of the Ajuntament thanked all the artists involved and reiterated the aims and objectives of this residency.
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Mercat d’Artesans

It’s back! The ‘Mercat d’Artesans’ returns on the Saturday 23rd June in Riba-roja d’Ebre from 10am to 8pm. With local and international artisans and artists showcasing and selling their works throughout the day, including prints, cards, silk art and souvenirs, wood turning, ecological products, photography, oils, wines, and much much more!!
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Selected Artists Riu d’art 2018

Having received an overwhelming response to the call for applications for this year’s Riu d’art residency in Riba-roja d’Ebre, we are very excited to announce the selected artists, local and international, who will be residing and working in the village from 18th to 30th June to create their art in public spaces.

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