Novak Graphics Inc. Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China Residence

General information

Brief description of organisation

Novak Graphics Inc. has been established in Toronto, Ontario , Canada in 1981, as a printmaking studio and print publisher.
Since 2015 in Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province. China.
International printmaking studio and Tao Hua Tan Art artist residence which emphasizes the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange and immersion into another culture while exploring the link between the traditional and contemporary aspects.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

We have the pleasure to inform you that the international artists´ retreat and painting residence workshop will take place in Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China, from October 10th thru October 25th, 2018. As decided by the organizers, about 40 artist from China, and from different countries of the world, will be invited to participate. The participating artists will be selected by the organizer´s curators:
Jeffrey Spalding, ondependent curator Vanvouver BC Canada;
Gordan Novak owner of Novak Graphics Inc. printmaking studio and publisher from Admiral, Saskatchewan, Canada;
Liu Jian, artist, art consultant and curator from Toronto, Canada and Beijing China;
or proposed by the art-world professionals (art critics, galleries, museum curators, university lecturers...).

The invited participants are free and independent in choosing the subject, style and technique of their work for their production during their stay on the location. However, they will be proposed to make one painting on canvas size 120 cm x 120 cm and two more works on canvas size 60 cm x 60 cm, destined for the permanent collection of the organiser´s future World Art Museum at The Peach Blossom Pool Arts and Holiday Riverside Resort, Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China.

All the canvases and oil and acrylic paints, as well as any special materials requested by the artists, will be provided free of charge by the organisers, who will also cover all the expenses for full board and lodging including visits to selected historic, nature and cultural sites. The invited artists should only pay the transportation costs from their city/country to Beijing or Shanghai, China and back. The organisers will meet the artists at meeting points in Shanghai and transport them by high speed train to the resort.
The residency will end with an exhibition of the works produced in Tao Hua Tan and an »open day« reception for the press, collectors, critics, gallerists and general public. The catalogue book of the residency will be produced by the organisers and 3 copies will be mailed to each of the participating artists.
After the residency, the organisers will pay for the artists a high speed train fare to Shanghai.
Gordan Novak, Project Coordinator and Curator

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Novak Graphics Inc.

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time

more than 20

Companions allowed
  • Partners
Grants available

Not available by the organisation. Possibly available in artists home countries as is the case in Canada with Art council Travel Grants.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
Expectations of the artist
  • Donation of an Artwork
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation

How to reach

By car

Residency is in Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China.
The organisers will pick up participating artists in Shanghai and transport them by speed train and buss to the residence.

Nearest airport

Heffei, Anhui Province, China

Contact information

Novak Graphics Inc. Tao Hua Tan, Anhui Province, China Residence
By The Peach Blossom Pool Holiday Hotel,5 stars, Xuancheng, Anhui Province,
Taohuatan Town, Xuancheng Jing County, Anhui Province

Phone: 888-734-8514

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