Saturday, 13 April 2013

Artists in Residence

St Kilda is a dream destination for many artists. This summer, two artists will be given the chance to take up ‘residence’ on the remotest archipelago in the UK.

The National Trust for Scotland and Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre on North Uist have launched a call for artists to apply for two residency spots. Funded by the Year of Natural Scotland, the residencies are open to visual artists from all over the world, working in a variety of mediums.

St Kilda's Property Manager Susan Bain said: “The beauty, mythology and atmosphere of St Kilda have inspired many artists over the years. We hope that this opportunity attracts artists who can present a fresh take on the wild coastlines, fascinating history and unique heritage of this special place.”

The resulting works will be exhibited at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre as part of their The Fragility of Flight project in 2014. This programme commenced in 2005 and from 27 April - 27 July 27, Taigh Chearsabhagh will host an exciting exhibition of ornithological/environment-themed contemporary artwork from artists all over the world, including some from the Outer Hebrides.

For more information and to apply contact Andy Mackinnon, Arts Officer, Taigh Chearsabhagh  -   01870 603977.

Scottish Islands Explorer - a constant resident on the islands

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