Foundation Nature Art Drenthe (Stichting Natuurkunst Drenthe) is organising', after 'Art and nature walk The Legend'- 2005, 'Art and nature walk Still Water' – 2006 and ‘Art and nature walk Green Revolution’- 2007, ‘Art and nature walk Arti Archaeology – 2008’, 'Art and nature walk SurVive'- 2009 a new event in 2010.
Art and nature walk Border<>Land
Artists are inspired by the idea of people coming from many different places to settle and work in a new environment. At Schoonoord this was happening in the years around 1850 when the peatlands were cultivated. Not far from this place the countryside is sandy and there the first settlers were farmers which were living already there for hundreds of years. What borders are crossed, what land is cultivated, what was the influence on the different cultures in this borderland. Conditions for all proposals are that it are spatial installations or structures which are able to survive the conditions on the site (forest, weather) for at least seven months.
Location of the artworks is the forest and on the hayfields and small ponds next to the small village Schoonoord. A new walking trail of about 4 kilometres will be made.The project is also connected with open air museum 'Ellert and Brammert' ( see The Legend – 2005, Still Water – 2006. Green Revolution – 2007, Arti Archaeology - 2008, SurVive - 2009). www.ellertenbrammert.nl
Artist fee € 1250,00
Housing in comfortable mobile home (2 sleeping rooms, shower etc)at Leisure centre ‘t Kuierpadtien. 2 artists share one mobile home. www.kuierpad.nl.
In general materials out of the forest: trees, trunks, branches etc. Also boulders remaining from the glaciers. There is a small amount of money for extra materials
Travelexpense € 500,00 (limited)
Based on public transportation or reimbursement for car like used in the Netherlands
Assistance is given by people of the State Forestry www.staatsbosbeheer.nl. The team of foresters in Schoonoord is essential for realisation. Important partners are also the city of Coevorden www.coevorden.nl and Province Drenthe www.drenthe.nl.
26 mei - Arriving artists
27 mei t/m 9 juni - Symposium
9 juni - Vernissage
10 juni, voor 11.00 uur - Departure artistst
Catalogue, posters, brochures, website
Images of the location can be found on the website in September 2010. Click location.
Applications are based on a concrete proposal and documentation. Deadline the 1th of january 2010
A professional jury will choose in January 2010, 10 – 12 artists to realise a project.
Curator is artist/curator Adri A.C. de Fluiter. All proposals are going to him by email firstname.lastname@example.org or postal mail.
Stichting Natuurkunst Drenthe
NL-7841 EP SLEEN
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