EITA – Lišov Múzeum, Slovakia

An incredibly inspiring visit to Lišov, Slovakia!

Eramus+ project EITA (Exchange of innovative teaching and learning methods in the craft and service sectors) Eramus+ project. We have returned to Riba-roja d’Ebre full of ideas and motivation to continue our work here to encourage artistic collaboration, international exchanges, creative residencies and much more!

The creation of the Lišov Múzeum in Slovakia offers the village and regional residents the opportunity to showcase and sell their art and craft. The space attracts national and international visitors highlighting sustainable tourism, with e-bike routes, expeditions to cave houses, wine cellars, wine tasting, baking, art galleries and local products with an emphasis on local heritage and culture.

During the visit, we exchanged ideas about sustainability in a rural context with our fellow visitors from Cyprus and Romania, as well as meeting local artists and craftspeople. Partnerships like this further underline the importance of exchange and community inclusion. We look forward to visiting again in the near future.

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Grampus Erasmus+ PEATS Placement

Grampus Placement September 2021. Organised by Riba Rocks Association with the support of Maria Franquet, Culture Councillor of Riba-roja d’Ebre.

At the beginning of September, Riba-roja d’Ebre saw the arrival of 4 art students from various UK universities. The Riba Rocks association hosted the artists for the 32 day Traditional Skills Placement. This project forms part of the PEATS Placement offered by Grampus Heritage and Training, funded by Erasmus Plus.

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Riu d’art Digital 2021

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS UNDER THE THEME ‘WATER’ AND ‘RIVER’
After a Covid related hiatus in 2020, we will organise a digital event this summer, 2021, with a view to returning to international physical residencies when it is safe to do so. So, we are now calling for submissions under the theme ‘Water’ or ‘River’. Our village based residency ‘Riu d’art’ in English means River of Art, therefore we are using that as our main focus.

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Riu d’art 2020 Call for Artists

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.

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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!

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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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