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I am an artist/sculptor my work engages with site, collaboration and seeks to engage with social, psychological and physical space, to understand the ‘UseHistories’ of place and how they inform the urgencies of now. You will be working to support and develop a not-for-profit project that promotes social art and a practice of embodied stewardship on the island of Unst. Artist volunteers can apply for a collaborative residency once they have completed a successful workaway placement.
Exploring what it means to live an embedded relationship to place.I have lived and worked on Unst since 2005 engaged in a process of Deep Listening and a sustainable Social Art practice. I work within walking, cycling , kayaking distance of the project, inviting others into this ecology to collaborate and to develop a sustainable engagement and immersive experience through ongoing non profit-making projects and residencies.
I am vegetarian into walking, wild swimming, cooking, exploring, music, film, dance. The Shorestion was built for lighthouse families in the 1860's surrounded by sea cliffs a nature reserve and a beautiful beach at Burrafirth. I choose to live without a car but it is assessable by bus ferry and bicycle.
All my dates are now booked up for 2023 thanks for looking I will be opening my calendar for next year in January 2024.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
An opportunity to work and share space with the resident sculptor on Britain's most Northerly inhabited island Unst, walking, wild swimming, cycling, creating, foraging ! Nature reserve and beach on the doorstep.
To help support a Social Art Hub on the island of Unst (Shetland Isles). Building maintenance/Allotment/Peat Cutting/Treeplanting/social art projects/developing a supported holidays- residencies programme for people with learning disabilities/mental health difficulties/carers etc. Specific skills welcome but mindful give it a go attitude more important.
Own Bedroom in shared flat with living room and kitchen, vegetarian meals cooking shared.
What else ...
immerse yourself in walking, wild swimming, cycling, creating, foraging ! Nature reserve and beach on the doorstep.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week