ARTIST IN RESIDENCE OPEN CALL: Food, futures & biodiversity
In this shifting world, communities return to the land, seek refuge in the environment and sustenance in nature, and Art Gene takes up residence on our outside project space, Allotment Soup.
Extreme Views – Food, futures & biodiversity will create an engaged art and environmental experience in the landscape.
Artists are invited to Barrow-in-Furness for an intensive, collaborative 2 week residency to develop an ‘exhibition in the outdoors’, engaging with locals, creating interventions, provocations, and working with and around challenging issues for these extreme times.
In the final weekend the artists as guides will welcome the local community, to share the experience and add to the conversation, in a programme of open free events.
The 2 week residency coincides with COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference hosted in Glasgow. We hope artists will respond to this occasion, to investigate how artists can engage with, and affect meaningful and urgent change in how we use and relate to our climate.
The residency will extend Art Gene’s current programme Extreme Views, to explore the pressing issues impacting on local people, place and biodiversity as we step out into the new normal.
Read Owen’s full artist brief, and find full details, on our website: https://www.art-gene.co.uk/news/open-call-food-futures-bio