Artists in residence wanted for St Kilda

By Jenni Davidson | 10 April 2013

Two artists will be given the chance to live in one of the most remote places in the British Isles this summer.

A photograph of the sea and jagged rocks
St Kilda© National Trust for Scotland
The National Trust for Scotland and Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre in North Uist have launched a joint call for two artists to work on St Kilda.

The residencies are open to visual artists from around the world in a variety of mediums, funded by the Year of Natural Scotland.

“The beauty, mythology and atmosphere of St Kilda have inspired artists over the years,” said Susan Bain, the Property Manager at St Kilda.

“We hope that this opportunity attracts artists who can present a fresh take on the wild coastlines, fascinating history and unique heritage of this special place.”

St Kilda is an archipelago of islands 41 miles west of Benbecula in the Western Isles.

The islands were evacuated in 1930 and are now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Nature Reserve and is home to more than half a million seabirds, including the world’s largest northern gannet colony.

The works resulting from the residency will be displayed at Taigh Chearsabhagh as part if its The Fragility of Flight project in 2014.

To apply for one of the residencies, visit www.nts.org.uk.
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