HENGE21- Settlement are looking for land artists to create site specific work to be exhibited in September 2021 during a collaborative multi disciplinary installation on site with the theme of Settlement. This is a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to respond to the Dyke Hills and more specifically the meaning of the space.
Following the success of HENGE19 which was a pilot, the main event is planned for September 2021. HENGE 21: Settlement will be a larger event, set in the Dyke Hills with contributions of drama, dance, performance, music and poetry. Visual artwork will be both live and online.
The Henge Association is a community arts project whose objective is to engage local communities surrounding the Sinodun Hills and Dorchester-on-Thames with their ancient landscape heritage, and simultaneously emphasising issues of contemporary environmental conservation. The local landscape holds sites of significant Neolithic importance including a settlement on Fort Hill, the Dyke Hills earthworks, the sacred confluence of the Thames and Thame rivers, a Cursus flanked by burial grounds and the site of a double ring henge.
Artists will need to create work that can be on site for up to 1 week, this event takes place at twilight so ideas on illumination need to be included and details on use of materials that do not interfere or damage the landscape.
HENGE 21 Links-
Sat Nav OX10 7JP (for parking close to site)
Proposals need to include a copy of your CV, a covering letter on how you propose to respond and use the landscape and up to 5 images of your practice that support your application.
Please email these to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline 6th April 2021 artists will be shortlisted and invited to interview during April 2021