Artists invited to apply for residency
AN INNOVATIVE collaboration will see five artists spend two weeks together on land and sea.
Sail Britain and An Lanntair are pleased to announce a new residency for 2017. Muir is – Tìr – Land and Sea is a two-week programme for exploration of the cultural heritage and identity of the Outer Hebrides, as well as the extraordinary beauty of the island landscape.
The first week will be spent on a sailing boat exploring the rugged coastline of the Minch, the Shiant Isles and the sea lochs of the larger islands, their stories, language and traditions. Working closely together while learning to sail will provide a different approach to exploring coast and islands, and allow time for reflection, observation and contemplation in a unique environment.
The second week will be spent in the Uig region on the west coast of Lewis, a remote and beautiful place with a fascinating history facing the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Participants will have time to develop ideas and material gathered during the first week’s voyage, and to undertake further research or creative exploration.
Between August 12 and 26 there are five places available at the subsidised cost of £ 575.
The residency is subsidised by An Lanntair as part of the Bealach project. Accommodation is in the shared use of the Otter Bunkhouse in Carishader.
The residency is open to emerging, mid- career and established artists, photographers, film-makers, writers, musicians and craft makers. Applications should be submitted to jon@ lanntair.com and oliver@ sailbritain.org. The deadline is 5pm Monday July 24.