River Ness Flood Alleviation Scheme – Public Art

September 23, 2013

The Highland Council, Inverness, is seeking an Artists to work with the RNFAS Flood team and the communnity to research, develop and deliver an artwork or series of works to complement, enhance and connect the River Ness and the City. The 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 River Ness flows for seven miles from Loch Ness to the Moray Firth. It is an asset that contributes to the unique character of the city and is distinctive for the rich biodiversity along its length. The River Ness is one of the most significant features of the city and much of its biodiversity, history and cultural impact remain to be discovered. River Connections is one of a series of art initiatives to encourage people – locals & visitors – to experience and engage with the river as it flows through the City. SHIFT//SEÒL is the overarching theme because the city is literally undergoing a shift; a sequence of physical changes that are taking place in and around the river. This term also refers to the notion of shifting perceptions; the way in which Inverness has been changing and continues to evolve after officially achieving city status in 2000. The River Ness is renowned as the ‘environmental heart’ of the city; attracting visitors to the city and enabling Highland residents to engage with its natural history. The River Ness requires practical flood alleviation works and these provide an unique opportunity for public art to sympathetically connect with the river, reflecting the importance of Inverness as the capital of the Highlands and Scotland.The SHIFT//SEÒL artwork programme will seek to develop works of high quality and engender a distinctive sense of place, enhancing the riverscape and increasing footfall.SHIFT//SEÒL has attracted major funding support from Inverness Common Good Fund, Creative Scotland and other public sources to deliver a public arts programme that integrates with the River Ness Flood Alleviation Scheme RNFAS. The timing of the commission has been scheduled to dovetail with the design and installation of the new flood wall and surrounding streetscaping.This opportunity is available in: HighlandFor further information, please contact Lorraine.farquharson@highland.gov.uk Lorraine Farquharson, or call 01463 785021, or visit http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/authority/authority_noticestatus.aspx?ID=278127. The deadline is Tuesday 01 October 2013 at 12:00.

via Creative Scotland: River Ness Flood Alleviation Scheme – Public Art.

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