Muir is Tìr: Land and Sea- Artist residency

  • Published on: 24th June 2017
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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 five artists to explore 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.

Dates – 12 August – 26 August

There are 5 places available

Cost – £575

The residency is subsidised by An Lanntair as part of the ‘Bealach’ project

Accommodation Shared use of the Otter bunkhouse in Carishader

Application The residency is open to emerging, mid-career and established artists, photographers, filmmaker’s, writers, musicians and craft makers.

Muir is Tir Artist residency details (PDF)

Application procedure Please submit applications to: and

Deadline for submission 5pm Monday 24 July

A panel from An Lanntair, Sail Britain and ECA will select the successful applicants. All applicants will receive a reply within 10 days of the application deadline.