Glass as a material has played a key role in architecture and science. Reflections: glass: water: art: science is a programme of arts events where the material of glass will form the focus through which to ‘reflect’ on science and architecture with the Haining House and Loch in Selkirk as the physical focus of a place of enquiry.
The overall programme will consist of two distinct parts; the Artist-in-residency in March and the Festival programme in May 2016, centred around an exhibition at the Haining. The Festival will coincide with the Borders wide Science Festival (BSF), the Festival of Architecture (FOA) and the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design (YIAD) 2016.
Artists are being invited to apply to be part of the Artist-in-Residency scheme at the Haining in Selkirk from Sunday 20th March until Tuesday 22nd March, which is also World Water Day, three artists will lead a team of twelve professional artists and twelve students to respond to the site of the Haining; the house, the loch and the grounds. The brief will be ‘water, glass and space’. The Artist-in-Residency aims to be provide a platform of exchange of material knowledge and understanding of space through collaborative working.
To apply, please send one image, which defines your art practice and a short paragraph (500 words max) outlining why you would like to partake and what you would like to get out of it. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 14th March 2016.