The future light art commissioning brief for the new Welsh Sailing Academy & Events Centre in Pwllheli is currently under development, with the first stage of a 2-part artist call process is launching via this preliminary Blog and accompanying Facebook community page.
Called Plas Heli, this new ERDF part-funded academy is due to open in summer 2015 and will be a new regional, national and international centre of excellence for sailing in Wales. As part of this, Plas Heli along with clients Gwynedd Council, funders Arts Council of Wales, and architects EWA have appointed public art collaborative Atoll to develop opportunities for a series of light based art commissions for the building, and which look to exploit the artistic medias of projection mapping using lighting, digital and creative technology, film, video or optical arts. It is hoped that such work might be somehow aligned to the wider engagement programme of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies being planned by UNESCO in 2015 (IYL 2015).
Full details of the commission will be announced on 5th January 2015.
The deadline for artist submission date will be 12th January 2015
Interview date for artists will be 19th January 2015 (at a time and venue to be announced)
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