Murree Residency Artist ResidencyKashmir Point, Murree, Rawalpindi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
The Murree Residency Artist Residency was established in 2014. Named after its location which is a mountain resort town with a British colonial history, the Murree Residency is concerned with artistic practices that pertain to representation and marginalization in a postcolonial landscape. Its contemporaneity is informed by a revisiting of local histories in an attempt to reconcile with the region’s troubled and complex colonial past. The aim of the Murree Residency is to explore and imagine alternative ideas of social integration, holistic strategies of economic uplift, religious tolerance and economic freedom. Artists are encouraged to reach out to the local community through art workshops conducted with children residing in the town and through exhibitions in local public spaces.