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St Kilda residency on offer for two artists

While it may not be a full-time job such as the post recently offered on Inchcolm – and the successful candidates also have to be artists – I wonder if we will see a follow-up to this story, and find out how many applied for the places?

In this case, the National Trust for Scotland and Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre on North Uist have launched a search to fill two residency spots on St Kilda, in a project funded by the Year of Natural Scotland. The residencies are open to visual artists from all over the world, working in a variety of mediums.

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

“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.”

The resulting works will be exhibited at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre as part of their The Fragility of Flight project in 2014.

Via Recruitment call for St Kilda artists in residence – Visual Arts – Scotsman.com

Also Artists given chance to gain residence on Isle of St Kilda | Highlands & Islands | News | STV

I wonder if anyone will point out to STV that St Kilda is actually an archipelago, made up of a number of island in a group, and that there is no Isle of St Kilda?

Below, you wil find an aerial view of Hirta, the main island which makes up the archipelago, and probably the one is mistakenly referred to as St Kilda, or even the Isle of St Kilda, by those who haven’t done their homework.

(I’m not proud, and freely admit I was one of them until I had to write a detailed article about the place – and then couldn’t make the bits fit together until I got it right.)

You can read some lesser known tales of the archipelago here Secret Scotland – St Kilda

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre | Lochmaddy, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Welcome to the National Trust for Scotland Online

Visit the following NTS item for downloadable document giving an application form, and notes for residency:

Isle paint St Kilda – search for artists in residence starts

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April 12, 2013 - Posted by | Appeal, Civilian | , , , , ,

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