Call for Artists: WetlandLIFE

8th June 2017

The WetlandLIFE Research Team are looking for artists whose work can contribute to the knowledge and appreciation of wetlands and mosquitoes.

The team are looking for artworks, in any medium, that seek to influence our awareness, understanding, attitudes, emotions, values or behaviour towards wetlands and mosquitos, and the ecological and social interactions that have brought them into being.

This is an exciting opportunity for artists to work alongside local communities and a diverse team of environmental researchers to show how art can influence how we value nature and ecosystem services. The focus of work will be on the Somerset Levels, Humber Levels and Thames Estuary, although reference will also be made to a broad range of inland and marine wetlands across England to capture the diversity of these places.

The team are offering three bursaries, and the artworks by the successful artist/s will be included in a final touring exhibition, planned in early/mid 2019, which will visit each of the three case study sites. Read more here.

The full brief is available on the WetlandLIFE website.

WetlandLIFE is one of the projects funded through the multi-Research Council Valuing Nature Programme. For more information, have a look at their homepage here.

Image credit: Tim Acott.

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