THE names have been announced of eleven artists from the UK and across the world who will be taking part in a spring residency programme at Cove Park on the Rosneath peninsula.

Scottish and UK artists, together with creative talents from Mexico, Indonesia and Australia, will be able to focus on research, experimentation and the development of new and existing work at Scotland's international artist residency centre on the Rosneath Peninsula, which opened its new facility in autumn 2016.

The artists are Eduardo VC, a sound and foley artist from Mexico; Tuwis Yasinta from Surabaya, Indonesia; Gail Priest from Australia; Robert Bentall, Kathy Hinde, Stuart Macpherson, Robbie Thomson and Josh Armstrong from the UK; and Heather Lander, who divides her time between the UK and the USA.

The 2017 'Cryptic' residency programme began this week and continues throughout March.

Cryptic's artistic director Cathie Boyd said: “Cryptic has worked closely in partnership with Cove Park for the last fifteen years and we are thrilled that our annual spring residencies will be able to make use of the stunning new facilities at the Artist Centre.

"These residencies allow Cryptic to nurture the best in upcoming Scottish talent whilst also bringing some of the most exciting voices on the international scene to develop their practice in Scotland’s beautiful Rosneath Peninsula.”

Cove Park director Julian Forrester said: "We have been involved with Cryptic for many years now, in fact, they were probably the first arts organisation to develop their work here. Their 2017 residency is special, however, as it is one of the first to take advantage of our new Artist Centre, the Jacobs Building."