On a regular basis, we invite artists from all over the world to come and join us in Tuscany. The gallery is transformed into an atelier and the artists have the exclusive opportunity to let their creative juices flow in the most picturesque of environments. The Tuscan landscape, the medieval town, the finest Italian wines, cheeses and delicacies, as well as the calm atmosphere, often lead to some really special creations by the artists who join us. With its emphasis on experimentation and interpretation, and its focus on exploring art in its historical, cultural, and social contexts, the Galleria serves as a sanctuary for the exploration of art’s environments.
Exceptional, unique artworks are often produced by the artists during this incredible experience at the Galleria, as its art work that they created in a specific moment of time. These special pieces will then often be available for sale to the public after the artist has departed.
Frans Smit during his residency stay
Jonni Cheatwood while visiting Galleria Banditto
"I’ll be back. It was beautiful and so peaceful. It’s kinda dreamy."
Sascha Brylla during his residency at Galleria Banditto
"It’s like being stranded on an beautiful island surrounded by greenery. How that changes focus and productivity."
Emanuele Tozzoli during his residency at Galleria Banditto
“It was an unforgettable experience. The house is cared for in every single detail, ancient and renovated, welcoming and with character. A perfect place to create art in complete tranquility, relaxing between paintings in the beautiful area around it.”
“Certainly, going downstairs and finding yourself in a small medieval town is priceless. Good food, kind and friendly people, interesting places to visit, a perfect place to create art.”
- Emanuele Tozzoli
Gijs Kast during his visit to Galleria Banditto in Montefollonico
“Very inspiring! A joy to draw medieval walls and landscapes in Tuscan light”
- Gijs Kast
The featured artists are internationally recognized, high profile professionals. They are in no way available for direct queries by any entrant/invitee. Should they be contacted on an individual or personal basis, it will be viewed as an attempt to gain an unfair advantage in the competition, and Banditto Art remains the right to discard the entrant’s submission without refund, and ban the artist from any future entries.
Confirmed artists for 2019
All artists are invited directly by our team. We will neither accept nor consider any solicitations by artists of any kind. If you are an artist and you are interested in our residency, we would like to refer you to our Banditto Residency Prize.