Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Opportunity: A Temporary Installation in a River

A temporary public art commission forming a central feature for Nithraid 2014, a temporary public participation event developed by The Stove Network as part of TheStove@TheStove public art programme.

Nithraid is a challenging sailing race from Carsethorn on the estuary, up the River Nith to the very heart of Dumfries – a distance of about 10 miles.

The Nithraid, and all its constituent parts are about re-connecting people with the River and the spaces around it. Whilst waiting for the sailors to arrive at the finishing line, the audience lining the banks of the river (2,000 last year, hoping for over 5,000 this year) will be engaged in activities created by artists as part of the overall event which are likely to include:
* A marching band in procession
* A street market along the river
* Skateboarders and rollerbladers performing

The temporary river installation commission
We want to mark the race finishing point in the river with a dramatic feature, in place just for the day of the event, Saturday 13 September.

We have few preconceptions regarding the final form of the installation, so are hoping to be surprised and inspired! The installation could definitely (but by no means exclusively) use water as its main material.

Key Dates
* Submission date for spplications 4 July 2014
* Nithraid Event date 13 September 2014

£3,000, including fees, all materials and costs, VAT.

Application procedure
A detailed brief is available from
Digital applications only, to be received by 4 July 2014

for images from the inaugural Nithraid staged by The Stove - see here

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