Artists in­vited to ap­ply for res­i­dency

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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