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Fort Walney Uncovered - Art Gene, Project Artist in Residence

Deadline: August 15, 2014, 9:00 am

Art Gene are currently seeking an experienced and enthusiastic visual artist for their Fort Walney Uncovered project. The right candidate will have an understanding of working with communities and socially engaged arts and a practice that spans exhibiting and project work in the environment. 

Fort Walney Uncovered is an artist-led project, co-created with local people. It will reveal, document and interpret the remnants of a pre-1914 military training camp, including a gun range and practice trenches, within a National Nature Reserve on Walney Island off the coast of Barrow in Furness, Cumbria.

It is intended that the project will leave a lasting legacy of artist-designed digital and physical interpretation as well as a larger, more engaged community of site visitors.

The project artist's role will be to create a body of artwork in response to the project as a whole - the gun range and the trenches, the archaeology; its processes, excavation and recording and the natural environment of the site within the National Nature Reserve.

The project artist will work in residence from studios at Art Gene, and on site in the Nature Reserve on Walney Island.

The project artist will have the opportunity to explore the site with local people in 8 programmed sessions as part of the Art Gene team. The specific nature of these sessions would be developed in response to the artist's own practice. 

For a full copy of the brief, and instructions on how to apply, please click here

For more information on Art Gene click here.