Arch 8, Bowling Harbour Visual Arts Studio Residencies

Deadline: 15/10/2018  |  Published: 21/09/2018  |  Venue: Bowling Harbour  |  City: West Dunbartonshire, Scotland  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Camilla Holder

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Lodestone Creative is calling for proposals from visual artists for use of a studio/residency art-space at our Bowling Harbour Project, West Dunbartonshire across OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018.

This is a pop-up residency which offers free studio space for individual artists and/or groups to reflect, expand on, investigate and research areas of their practice and making. Forms of inquiry could be in response to the area or to on-going concerns within their work.

We encourage artists to use this unique setting to meet, interact, experiment, explore, create and perhaps discuss their own work. Arch 8 looks out onto the Bowling Harbour, adjoining the Forth and Clyde canal. The space is part of the creative branch of Lodestone Creative at Bowling Harbour, a social enterprise company based in Dunbartonshire.

The studio residency is an opportunity for an artist/s working in any media to use a large, light and inspiring space for approximately 1 or 2 weeks. Longer proposals and group work will also be considered. We aim to start the residencies in October, concluding by mid-December.

There is also the opportunity to engage with the culture, nature and heritage of the area. West Dunbartonshire has a rich history and heritage based within shipping, textiles, whisky and glass making.  Above the harbour lie the Kilpatrick Hills and the Crags, an area of fascinating landscape and geography.

The use of the studio space is free. The artist is free to decide if they wish to have the space open to the public to drop in or to work in relative privacy. The windows will be open to the harbour, which is usually a very quiet space and sits alongside a series of arches where workshops and public meet and create.

There is the possibility of a small show for each residency at the end of the time spent there. This could run over a weekend and the artist is encouraged to organise a talk/event about their practice and work for artists and public to attend.

Alongside Arch 8 are two other arches; one (Arch 9) is a heritage arch which displays and produces work with the public regarding the rich history of the area. The other (Arch 7) is a makers’ arch and pop-up shop which runs workshops and events around the theme of local making. The artist is invited to assist or run a public workshop within Arch 8 or elsewhere within the site as part of their residency. 

NB. there is currently no wifi within the space.


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