Lockdown Artist Commission Opportunity

  • Published on: 26th May 2020
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An Lanntair would like to commission two artists to produce works to help redesign some of the art centre’s spaces as we look towards reopening when government COVID-19 restrictions allow.

We will be replacing our two current wall-based artworks in the café/bar area with new vinyl decals, and would like to commission two artists to produce two separate artworks – with one displayed in the harbour room (pictured here with the current piece, by artist, Paul Kenny) and the other opposite the bar.

We would welcome submissions from artists around any theme, and especially from those who would like to propose work based on or inspired by artwork they have developed or produced during lockdown.  Work can be in any visual medium (such as printmaking, painting, collage and photography) as long as it can be reproduced as a print measuring 6.4m x 2.2m.

An Lanntair will cover the costs of the production of the image, the install, and will also promote the successful commissioned image through our website and social media. The fee for each image will be a one off payment to the artist of £600, with the artist retaining all copyright and rights to the image.

Submissions should be sent in jpeg format, file sizes for submissions should be under 1mb each (however a highly quality resolution images will be requested if selected), with file names including the artist name and title of the work. There is a maximum of three images per applicant.

All entries should be sent to sandra.kennedy@lanntair.com.

Deadline for entries: 5pm, 26th June 2020.

We will aim to inform successful applicants by the end of July 2020.

An Lanntair is a hub for creativity, located in the heart of Stornoway.  The venue houses an auditorium where weekly cinema and performing arts are programmed, a gallery with a continually changing programme of internationally significant exhibitions, an art room, project and community spaces, a café bar and a shop.