Outer Hebrides Climate Beacon Press Release: Artist Commissions

  • Published on: 11th November 2021
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Image: Still from Lùib A Chèile by Alicia Matthews

Làn Thìde, the Outer Hebrides Climate Beacon, are excited to announce a series of artist commissions for artists living and working in the Outer Hebrides or who have a strong connection to the place.

Taigh Chearsabhagh, in collaboration with Ceòlas, and Cothrom/ReStore, are looking to commission artists to collaborate with local communities and businesses to conduct experimentation with waste materials – wood, plastic, wool, glass, and textiles – to develop skills and methodologies and illuminate existing practices and strengthen the ‘make do & mend’ culture (obsolescence avoidance) that has historically been and continues to be prevalent in the islands.

An Lanntair would like to invite artists and creative practitioners to submit proposals to design and deliver a new arts initiative that is co-authored with a community, climate scientist, environmentalist or adaptation specialist in the Isle of Lewis and Harris. These proposals might consider the following: climate impacts as experienced by communities, ruralism, Gàidhlig, ecologies and the spiritual importance of place whilst paying attention to social, political, global and local conversations on climate justice and the climate crisis.

Làn Thìde is a collective and network of arts, heritage, community, environmental and third sector organisations, located in the Outer Hebrides and established to create a programme of public engagement focused on climate change and developed with community collaboration at its core.
To find out more including the deadline for submission and the commission fee, please visit the newly launched digital hub for Làn Thìde: www.lanthide.org

Please get in contact with info@lanthide.org