07 Jan 2013
Scotland | Jon Schueler Scholarship | visual artist residency on Skye
Applications are welcomed for the first Jon Schueler Scholarship, Visual Artist in Residence, an exciting international residency opportunity to take place on the Isle of Skye, Scotland in the summer/autumn of 2013. Open to artists with a particular interest in landscape and the environment.
Visual Arts Residency / Sabhal Mòr Ostaig - National Centre for Gaelic Language, Culture and the Arts, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Closing date 7th January 2013
In a unique international partnership between Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language, Culture and the Arts (Scotland) and the Jon Schueler Charitable Trust, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to come and research, develop and produce work for 3 months in the dedicated artist’s studio in a spectacular setting overlooking The Sound of Sleat, the place which so inspired Schueler as an artist.
The Scholarship is open to international artists (including Scottish and UK) working to the highest level of professional practice in a visual medium and with a particular interest in landscape and the environment.
The annual (2013 -2016) visual arts scholarship has been set up in celebration and in memory of the life, work and artistic influence of internationally renowned artist and abstract expressionist, Jon Schueler (1916-1992), in recognition of his very special relationship with the landscape and environment of the Sound of Sleat
The aims of the residency are:
1. to provide a visual artist working to the highest level of contemporary practice a period of research, development and production in a unique environment
2. to promote Skye, The Gaeltachd and Scotland as an exciting, distinct and inspiring place to work for a contemporary artist, and to promote the exchange of ideas.
The residency is for 12 weeks starting in July 2013 through to September/ October (the exact dates would be worked out between the successful artist and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig).
See website for how to apply
Carousel image: Jon Schueler | The Sound of Sleat: Summer Night I [Romasaig] |1970 | oil on canvas | 91.4cm x 111.8cm | courtesy Ingleby Gallery