Artist's Residencies

DIY 14: Peter McMaster - Performing Landscapes

Scottish Sculpture Workshop

Deadline: 19 June 2017 at 12:00

This 5 night and 4 day retreat is designed to allow participants to engage with eco-centric approaches to performance making. Hosted by the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in rural Aberdeenshire, the majority of the work will be conducted outside, enquiring into the potential for the natural landscape to be seen as collaborator in performance making practice. How can we shift the perspective from ourselves to ourselves with ‘other’ when it comes to being an artist? How far can this definition of ‘other’ extend? How can our approach be influenced by the nature of a river system? What can a nesting pair of birds tell us about collaboration, and what do we see of ourselves in all of this?

Peter McMaster is a performance artist with an interdisciplinary approach. Sometimes making experimental performance works for a theatre, sometimes making solo performances in the wilds of Scotland for no audience members at all, Peter’s ideas often emerge from a continuing desire to be a ‘better man’ in the world, but don’t always manifest as being explicitly about that. He has travelled with his work internationally, as well as having a specific local focus upon Scotland where he has lived for the past 12 years. He has been a guest artist tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for 5 years and this will be the second DIY he has been invited to host.

Artists are invited to apply for this opportunity in writing or by uploading video. Short statements on you and your practice, your interest in the DIY, and any previous relevant experience are required.

The deadline for applications is Monday 19 June at 12 noon.

Dates: 12 July to 17 July
Times: Arrival on Wednesday daytime, with departure early on Monday (4 days, 5 nights)
Participation is free for successful applicants, accommodation is included and a small travel subsidy can be provided.
Location: Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire.

Location: Aberdeenshire

For further information, please contact (, or call 01464861372, or visit

The deadline is Monday 19 June 2017 at 12:00.

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