Posts Tagged ‘Could artists do this?’

Opportunity for Project Artist – Hawick Flood Protection Scheme

April 2, 2016

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Excellent opportunity for an artist to be part of a team working on flood protection – looks like a chance to shape thinking. Comes from CABN in the Borders.

May 2016 – October 2016
Deadline for applications:  Monday 25th April 2016
Fee:  £4000

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Project Artist to work closely with the engineering and project team around the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme (HFPS) and engage communities in the development and design of proposals which can be taken forward within the scheme.   The key priority of the HFPS works is to protect the town from the effects of a ‘1 in 75’ year flood event on the River Teviot, but the works also offer opportunities to incorporate imaginative place-making proposals, including for permanent public artworks, which can be taken forward into the second phase of the HFPS.
This opportunity has been enabled through a partnership between Scottish Borders Council, CH2M (scheme engineers) and the Creative Arts Business Network (CABN), and has already involved initial engagement with community groups around potential proposals. 

More information is available on the CABN website – http://www.cabn.info/opportunities/project-artist-hawick-flood-protection-scheme.html

Could an artist do this?

February 7, 2014

Recycling of Gully Waste and General Road Construction Materials in South Lanarkshire

The Council requires to procure services for the acceptance and subsequent recycling of gully waste and road construction materials produced from the works of South Lanarkshire Council’s Roads and Transportation Services.

Roads and Transportation Services operates four Depots as follows:-

  • Carnwath Depot – ML11 8LR
  • Lesmahagow – ML11 0DZ
  • East Kilbride – G74 5HA
  • Larkhall – ML9 2GA

The waste materials for /recycling will be transported by South Lanarkshire Council to the Contractor’s facility. Where required, the Contractor will also provide an uplift service, transporting waste road construction materials from Council Depots to its recycling facility.

The waste is composed as follows:-

Category A:- Materials including vegetation, timber, plastic and other processed or manufactured materials. Waste Category 17-01-01, 17-01-02, 17-01-03, 17-01-07, 17-03-02, 17-05-04 as defined by Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Article 1(4) of Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste.

Category B:- Materials including rock, crushed rock, blaes, concrete, metal, soil, subsoil, and other excavated materials. Waste Category 17-01-01, 17-01-02, 17-01-03, 17-01-07, 17-03-02, 17-05-04 as defined by Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Article 1(4) of Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste.

Gully waste:- Waste Category 20 03 03 as defined by Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Article 1(4) of Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste.

Motor and lorry tyres: Waste Category 16 01 03 as defined by Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Article 1(4) of Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste.

Bitumen emulsion:- Bitumen emulsion tack coat. Waste Category 08 04 16 as defined by Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Article 1(4) of Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste.

CPV: 90500000, 90514000.

View Notice – Public Contracts Scotland.

We wonder about this, not particularly because of the land art tradition, but more from an ecological art perspective.  We’d cite Betty Beaumont’s Ocean Landmark which involved using 500 tons of coal waste processed into 17,000 coal fly ash blocks and then deposited into the ocean to create a new marine environment off Fire Island in the North East United States.

We’d suspect that there are innovative ways to dispose of this material and enhance biodiversity or storm water management or something we can’t even imagine.

Could an artist do this?

October 22, 2013

One of the reasons for asking this question is to perhaps also imply the question, “What added value might an artist bring to this project?”

The current opportunity we are highlighting is:

Ref: OCT157595
Notice Type: Contract Award Notice
Title: A National Orchard Inventory for Scotland
Published: 16/10/2013
Published by: Scottish Natural Heritage
Deadline:
Full Text: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/Search_View.aspx?id=OCT157595

This project is almost already an artists’ project, after all Common Ground initiated Apple Day in 1990 and has a whole section of their website devoted to orchards..

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

September 18, 2013

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.

Could an artist do this?

September 11, 2013

Here’s another one I just found (might be past sell by date)

Ref: SEP153823
Notice Type: Contract Award Notice
Title: Provision of technical support to rural land managers:- revenue opportunities from outdoor recreation
Published: 03/09/2013
Published by: Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority
Deadline:
Full Text: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/Search_View.aspx?id=SEP153823


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