SHIFT//SEÒL Artist to work with Flood Defence team on River Ness

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Just spotted this on Public Contracts Scotland (a really obvious place to look out for arts opportunities) that Highland Council are seeking an artist to work with the team developing flood defences for the River Ness.

NB According to PCS the deadline is 1 October, rather than 16 Sept as stated in brief.

Highlights from the press release,

The Highland Council are inviting tenders from competent and experienced Artists for the River Connections Project.

This River Connections project is part of SHIFT//SEÒL, a wider public art programme that seeks to explore the River Ness’ ecology and vibrant wildlife.

The SHIFT//SEÒL programme will lead to the creation of a series of permanent artworks of high quality and engender a distinctive sense of place, enhancing the riverscape and increasing footfall. The River Connections Project will involve working in close partnership with the Flood Team and will enhance The Highland Council’s River Ness Flood Alleviation Scheme.

The River Connections Project will seek to reflect the river’s significance historically, culturally and ecologically and enhance its continuing importance to city life in Inverness. This also includes the wider culture of the City of Inverness, Highlands and Scotland.

You can find the brief by following this link to the Highland Council website.

But we would ask where Inverness Old Town Arts are in this?  There is information on their website here, but no brief.

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2 Responses to “SHIFT//SEÒL Artist to work with Flood Defence team on River Ness”

  1. anne Says:

    Saw this yesterday! And remembered your previous blog, didn’t see it on other shared sites. An interesting project.

    • chrisfremantle Says:

      It’s up on Public Art Scotland’s Facebook page now, and yes, I think it could be really interesting. I’d like to see work that is activated by the ecosystem on a daily level as well as responsive to the big events.

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