John Muir Open | Message to the Earth

Applications invited for the John Muir Open 2021
Dunbar Town House Gallery, Dunbar, 4th September to 31st October

This exhibition is proposed to encourage people to think about the current conversations taking place and those that are likely to be shared at COP26, about the sustainability of our earth and the ways in which arts can encourage people to think about how they can contribute.

Artist Natalie Taylor will lead on a community project, which will create a large cloak to walk to the Pilgrimage, collecting soil samples on the way to Glasgow. Headed by artist Jonathan Baxter, the pilgrimage will take walkers on a journey from an opening event in Dunbar.

Artwork can be existing work and take any art form. We are looking for works, which prompt questions or provide potential solutions to the global crisis we are all facing. The invited artist will be Robert Powell and a possible five applicants will be chosen to exhibit alongside.

DEADLINE for applications: Monday 9th August at midnight 2021

Send entries to:

A panel will decide on the successful applicants and all will be contacted by Friday 15th August.

Installation date: 31st August
Take down date: 31st October

Please ask any other questions you may have.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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