Open call to artists.

The community of the district of Sollas, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides would like to commission an artist to create a suitable memorial commemorating the Battle of Sollas. This is an open call for artists to submit a Stage 1 proposal and outline ideas. 

We are looking for an artist who will use imagination and sensitivity and who will work with the community to create a memorial which is contemporary, but fitting for its historical background and that the community feel ownership of. We welcome interest from local and national artists, using any suitable medium.

Applications are welcome, maximum 2 pages, responding to the historical context and outlining an approach of how the work would be developed. From these initial proposals, a shortlist of 3 artists will be created, and these 3 artists will be invited to visit North Uist to:

  • Undertake initial research
  • Present their ideas + draft proposal
  • Meet the community

No fee given for this (except travel expenses), but there will be a fee for the delivery of the commission

Please message Taigh Sgire Sholais through Facebook/Messanger or email cait.sollas@googlemail.com for more details

Closing date for submission 11 March

Download the artist’s brief

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