Opportunity: Artful Migration Artist-in-Residence

20th February 2020

Upland is seeking to appoint an artist-in-residence for the Artful Migration programme

This new residency is built on the successful pilot that took place at WWT Caerlaverock in 2017-18. This initial residency focused on the whooper swans and their family groups. It is our aim to explore a different migratory bird with each residency. For the 2020 residency, we are delighted to partner with NTS Threave Garden and Estate to enable an artist to research and create work based on the osprey. Read about the 2017/18 Artful Migration pilot project.

The artist-in-residence programme will be hosted at Kelton Mains, Threave Nature Reserve (which is part of Threave Garden & Estate) so that the artist can study and record the osprey’s behaviour. The artist will develop a new piece of work based on this research. The residency will be spread over spring and summer (late April to August 2020) to coincide with the female osprey laying her eggs (late April), observe the birds raising their young and then witness the birds leaving the site to return to their wintering grounds, most likely in West Africa.

Work created will be exhibited at Threave Garden visitor centre in August 2020.

Deadline: 5th March 2020 at 5pm

For more information and to apply, please view the PDF from Upland or visit their opportunities page.
Image credit: Colin Tennant

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