Throw Up 20.18

Highland Print Studio

Deadline: 05 May 2017 at 17:00

Shinty is one of the oldest games in the world. It is a great spectacle and rich in imagery. It should be cherished and celebrated.

Highland Print Studio is commissioning 4 professional artists to create a series of artworks inspired by shinty. The artists will spend time with their assigned club over the 2017 and 2018 season, actively engaging with the club and its wider shinty community. They will research the club’s history, with the help of the fans and the players, and gain an insight into the game, its culture and the volunteers who commit their time and energy to their club.

Each artist will produce, in collaboration with HPS, a series of original prints that will form a contemporary visual art archive that will be a legacy for the clubs.

The artwork will be exhibited at the Camanachd Cup 2018 final, shinty’s showcase event. It will then be exhibited at the International 2018 before going on tour.

HPS is seeking submissions from visual artists working in any discipline, who will be inspired by the unique culture of shinty to create work which pays homage to their club; its present, its past and its culture.

The artists will spend at least 4 residencies at the clubs from July 2017. As a guide, we would expect the artists to create around 8 images for the exhibition.

The artwork created must be original print. HPS staff will support the artist to interpret their work in traditional or contemporary printmaking technique(s). The work will be editioned by HPS staff. Editions will be split between the artist, HPS and the participating organisations.

Fee: £5,000 (plus agreed travel and accommodation).

Timescale of project: June 2017 – Sept 2018
Completion of artwork: We expect this to be ongoing throughout the project. Final deadline for completion of editions is 10 Aug 2018.

Selection Process

Artists are invited to submit the following electronically:
• A written statement including the following:
o Why would you like to take part in this project?
o What do you feel you have to bring to the project?
o What is your experience of engaging with the public?
• Curriculum Vitae
• A maximum of 8 examples of your work (Jpegs, max size per image 1.5MB). Work in video is limited to three examples. Total submission size is 12MB

Deadline for submissions 5 May 2017
Interviews will be held week beginning 15 May 2017

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Location: Highland

For further information, please contact (, or call 01463 718999, or visit

The deadline is Friday 05 May 2017 at 17:00.

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