In the flying artist’s room I want to …

share my creative experimention and expertise with young people. I’d like to invite them into a space where ideas emerge and grow and skills can be learned – with no worry about making mistakes.

What’s important to me …

is an open, diverse and friendly environment.

I’m inspired by …

a good exhibition, sometimes even a bad one too. A great concert, a challenging performance or a slightly overly long film. There are times when an approaching deadline also has to inspire. Often, though, it’s simply something small as well as something that crosses my path: a thing turning in the wind, a mirror reflected in a mirror or a broken flickering advert.


For me, light and sound are elements and tools that I experiment with to design spaces and experiences that I find exciting and want to share with others.

Dawid Liftinger, Artist-in-Residence 2023/2024


Art and culture in the city and in the countryside …

have always fascinated me. I grew up in a small village in Austria and thought art was paintings of old people in boring museums while culture was all about the local football club and brass band music on the first of May. But in the city a new world opened up to me. And now I’m delighted to be helping shape access to art and culture in the countryside.  

A world beyond the mainstream …

offers space for real creativity and innovation away from conventional norms and expectations. It’s an area I’d like to explore with the students to encourage them to find their own artistic voices. I’d like to show the children and young people that their own artistic voices are valuable and should be heard. I’d like to teach them how they can realise their ideas, and give them the courage to think outside the box and come up with their own projects.


What I hope will be left when my time here as artist-in-residence comes to an end …  

is for the students to have a new understanding of what art can be – a set of newly acquired skills and the motivation to design and realise their own creative projects. I hope that the students will take their experiences from the workshops and projects with them into their futures, and will continue to dare to do and create something new.