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Calling New Media Artists - Want To Work On An Unusual Project In Wick?
Past Present Future
New Media Meets Old : Telford Street Heritage
And Harbour Towers Community Public Art
Pulteneytown, Wick, Caithness

New Media artist specialising in lens based imagery and/or time-based art required for major community arts project in the regeneration programme of Thomas Telford’s 19th Century fishing town.  Pulteneytown is not only one of the first self-contained industrial estates of its type but has also played host to such historical figures as Robert Louis Stevenson and L S Lowry.

The artist will be involved in the creation of still and/or moving images and/or lights for three street projections from two harbour towers in collaboration with the Trainee, The Youngsters and other members of the community.  The artist will also direct underwater filming along the coastal waters co-ordinated by the Far North Sub Aqua Club.

Dates of Residency  January – March 2004
Artist Fees £3000 plus £1000 for accommodation
For further information and details of application please contact
Ann Webster, Wick Youth Club, Lower Dunbar Street, Wick, Caithness, KW1 5AW
Email annewebster2002@yahoo.co.uk
Tel 01955 603174

Closing Date 30 November 2003

The project is part of a larger ongoing project within Wick Youth Club for which funding has been awarded from Communities Scotland, Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise and Leader Plus.
This major project with in the Youth Club is itself to be seen in the context of major rejuvenation of the Pultenytown designed by Thomas Telford.  Already underway are major developments at Telford Street and Miller Street where new houses are being constructed within the former buildings.  It is an exciting time to be involved in an area where other art projects will be coming on shortly.  One project is the building of a memorial garden in memory of local people including children killed in a raid on the harbour but bombs landed on a nearby street Bank Row.  Major refurbishments, New footpaths, lighting and many other plans will come to fruition over the next ten years.

The Regeneration Project
Telford/Miller Street Work In Progress