Muir is Tir - Land & Sea Residency - Stornoway

by William Arnold in Stornoway, Western Isles, Scotland

Muir is Tir - Land & Sea Residency - Stornoway
We did it
On 31st August 2017 we successfully raised £1,720 with 39 supporters in 28 days

To investigate historical and cultural links between the Western Isles (Scotland) & West Penwith (Cornwall) through a two week art residency

by William Arnold in Stornoway, Western Isles, Scotland

New stretch target

Any additional money raised will be channelled in to production costs of exhibitions resulting from the residency at An Lanntair, Stornoway and Edinburgh College of Art 


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I have been offered a fantastic last-minute opportunity , this August, through a two week residency with An Lanntair, Stornoway & Sail Britain to investigate historical and cultural links between the Western Isles (Scotland) & West Penwith (Cornwall) where I have been making work for the last few years. 

I am interested in learning more of the role that the sea roads have played in connecting this landscape to other cultures on the Atlantic seaboard throughout Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age and the role played by these maritime connections in disseminating culture, language and traditions.

Work resulting from this residency will be shown at group exhibitions at An Lanntair, Stornoway and at Edinburgh College of Art.

Why am I asking for your money?

I am looking to raise money for the production of artworks for the exhibitions resulting from the residency and associated travel costs. You will be contributing to a project of genuine cultural worth.

While the residency is part subsidised by An Lanntair and I have met these costs from my own limited funds there are very considerable further costs incurred in travel and the production of work for exhibitions resulting from the residency.

The more money I raise the better the presentational quality of the works at exhibition and the more I will be able to participate in the production of those exhibitions and to raise the profile of the project.  I am not looking to turn a profit here but to make something of real cultural value. 

I am in receipt of no public funding for this venture.

Example costs:

A single framed 12x16” work to museum standard - £150+

25 Sheets 5x4” photographic film - £50+

Return transport to Stornoway - £400 +

Rewards

I am approaching this crowdfunder very much like an old fashioned print sale to raise money for an artist’s venture. Rather than asking for straight-up charitable funding as in some crowdfunding exercises – though please feel free, if you wish! - I am proposing to reward you for your donations with existing works at a very reasonable price!

 

Thank you to everybody who has pledged so far and made this residency possible without my plunging into abject penury! Your support is truly appreciated and I look forward to getting the works delivered to you in September.  Please not I am away on the residency from 11/08/17 - 26/08/17 and will not be in regular email contact.  Thanks again! William 

Some rewards still availble - please note both Tin-can Firmament rewards are sold out despite one still showing as available. 

 

SEE BELOW FOR WHAT YOU WILL RECIEVE AND THE SIDE BAR TO PLEDGE 

Pledge £5 

I'll send you a postcard! It won't be until I return but it will be of something I have created in response to my time on the Western Isles

 

Pledge £15 

POT LUCK!

 Something small but something orignal - perhaps a little cyanotype print, or a small darkroom printed piece that deserves to be on the wall rather than languishing in my archives! 

 

Pledge £20 

An archival pigment reproduction print at A4 size of absolutely anything you like from my website. It will be signed dated and presented in an archival sleeve. Visit http://williamarnold.net make a screengrab of what you want and then contact me with what you would like. If the original is smaller than A4 then it will be reproduced at actual size on an A4 sheet. I'll also send a postcard! 

 

 

 

 Pledge £50 

View West, Kenidjack Castle, West Penwith, Cornwall, 2017 (0riginal gelatin-silver print, 10x8" hand printed, signed and numbered by the artist and presented in archival sleeve) Limited edition of 10 from the project The Last Hundred concerning the ritual landscape of West Penwith. (Five Available)

Pledge £50

Chapel Euny, West Penwith, Cornwall, September 2013 (0riginal gelatin-silver print, 10x8" hand printed, signed and numbered by the artist and presented in archival sleeve) Limited edition of 10 from the project The Last Hundred concerning the ritual landscape of West Penwith. (Five Available)

 

Pledge £50

 

 

 

 Rooks, Sancreed Church, West Penwith, Cornwall, 2015 (0riginal gelatin-silver print, 10x8" hand printed, signed and numbered by the artist and presented in archival sleeve) Limited edition of 10 from the project The Last Hundred concerning the ritual landscape of West Penwith. (Five Available)

 

Pledge £75

Bluebell Hybrid Sequence (Hyacynthiodes non-scripta x. Hispanica) Hand printed resin-coated cameraless darkroom print 12x16"  supplied in archival sleeve. Limted edition of 3  (Two Available) 

 

Pledge £100

Lornicera Periclymenum (Common Honeysuckle) Unique gelatin-silver print - 12x16" - from the series Suburban Herbrium - supplied in an archival sleeve.  You can read about this series in an interview here http://www.caughtbytheriver.net/2016/06/27/suburban-herbarium-william-arnold-victorian-botany-pinhole-photographs/

 Pledge £100 (SOLD OUT)

Urtica Dioica (Stinging nettle)  gelatin-silver print  -cameraless photograph - 12x16" - from the series Suburban Herbrium  (edition of 1 plus 1 AP) - supplied in an archival sleeve.  Signed, dated and with specimen notes in pencil. You can read about this series in an interview here http://www.caughtbytheriver.net/2016/06/27/suburban-herbarium-william-arnold-victorian-botany-pinhole-photographs/

Pledge £200

A selection of 5 (your choice) 0riginal gelatin silver-prints, 10x8" hand printed, signed and numbered by the artist and presented in archival sleeve - Limited edition of 10 from the project The Last Hundred (2013 - )  The ritual landscape of West Penwith.  Please contact me for the full set of available prints (Two Available)  

 

Pledge - SOLD OUT!!!! - PLEASE DO NOT PLEDGE!  ONLY ONE AVAILABLE DESPITE THE OPTION BEING THERE . 

TCF1 - A museum quality - non reflective UV resistant glass, white ash framed print from Tin-Can Firmament (48 x48cm) edition of 6 (This image 3 in edition of 6)  - for project details see: http://williamarnold.net/Tin-Can-Firmament 

Tin-can Firmament: North 50° 37 22″, East -04° 64′ 34″ (30/09/12 - 12/01/13). Pinhole photograph - continuous exposure

*This is a bargain! SOLD OUT!!!! - PLEASE DO NOT PLEDGE ! ONLY ONE AVAILABLE DESPITE THE OPTION BEING THERE 

Pledge £200* SOLD OUT 

TCF2 - A museum quality - non reflective UV resistant glass, white ash framed print from Tin-Can Firmament (48 x48cm) edition of 6 (This image 1 in edition of 6)  - for project details see: http://williamarnold.net/Tin-Can-Firmament 

Tin-can Firmament: North 50° 25’ 84″, East -05° 09′ 46″ (11/03/13 - 08/05/13). Pinhole photograph - continuous exposure

*This is a bargain!

Pledge £100 

Geranium Robertianum (Herb Robert) - unique cyabotype print (16x20" approx) on Fabriano etching paper. (supplied print only unframed)  

Pledge £250

A day's (at least six hours) Cyanotype printing workshop for you and up to 10 friends  - materials included. Location, near Redruth , Cornwall, or can travel at extra charge but please contact first if that is what you would like! 

 DELIVERY - Pledge includes postage of rewards but if you do not live in the UK please contact me to discuss delivery before making a pledge, as it might cost me more to send you things than your pledge is worth. Thanks!

Please note: I will be on the residency from Saturday 12th to Saturday 26th August and will be unlikely to be able torespond to emails during that time.

All rewards with the exception of the workshop will be fulfilled by the end of October 2017 - hopefully sooner! 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

I'll send you a postcard! It won't be until I return but it will be of something I have created in response to my time on the Western Isles.

£15 or more

4 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

POT LUCK! Something small but something original - perhaps a little cyanotype print, or a small darkroom printed piece that deserves to be on the wall rather than languishing in my archives!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

An archival pigment reproduction print at A4 size of absolutely anything you like from my website. It will be signed dated and presented in an archival sleeve. Visit http://williamarnold.net make a screengrab of what you want and then contact me with what you would like. If the original is smaller than A4 then it will be reproduced at actual size on an A4 sheet. I'll also send you a postcard!

£50 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

View West, Kenidjack Castle, 2017 Original hand printed gelatin-silver print, 10x8" signed and dated, presented in archival sleeve. See project description for picture!

£50 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

Rooks, Sancreed Church, West Penwith, Cornwall, 2015 (0riginal gelatin-silver print, 10x8" hand printed, signed and numbered by the artist and presented in archival sleeve) Limited edition of 10 from the project The Last Hundred concerning the ritual landscape of West Penwith. (Five Available)

£50 or more

3 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

Chapel Euny, West Penwith, Cornwall, September 2013 (0riginal gelatin-silver print, 10x8" hand printed, signed and numbered by the artist and presented in archival sleeve) Limited edition of 10 from the project The Last Hundred cocerning the ritual landscape of West Penwith. See project description for image.

£75 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£75 Reward

Bluebell Hybrid Sequence (Hyacynthiodes non-scripta x. Hispanica) Hand printed resin-coated cameraless darkroom print 12x16" supplied in archival sleeve. Limted edition of 3 (Two Available)

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Lornicera Periclymenum (Common Honeysuckle) Unique gelatin-silver print - 12x16" - from the series Suburban Herbrium - supplied in an archival sleeve.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Urtica Dioica (Stinging nettle) gelatin-silver print -cameraless photograph - 12x16" - from the series Suburban Herbrium (edition of 1 plus 1 AP) - supplied in an archival sleeve. Signed, dated and with specimen notes in pencil. You can read about this series in an interview here http://www.caughtbytheriver.net/2016/06/27/suburban-herbarium-william-arnold-victorian-botany-pinhole-photographs/

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Geranium Robertianum (Herb Robert) - unique cyanotype print (16x20" approx) on Fabriano etching paper. (supplied print only unframed)

£200 or more

£200 Reward

TCF1 - Tin-can Firmament: North 50° 37 22″, East -04° 64′ 34″ (30/09/12 - 12/01/13). Pinhole photograph - continuous exposure A museum quality - non reflective UV resitant glass, white ash framed print from Tin-Can Firmament (48 x48cm) edition of 6 (This image 3 in edition of 6) - for project details see: http://williamarnold.net/Tin-Can-Firmament

£200 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£200 Reward

A selection of 5 (your choice) 0riginal gelatin silver-prints, 10x8" hand printed, signed and numbered by the artist and presented in archival sleeve - Limited edition of 10 from the project The Last Hundred (2013 - ) The ritual landscape of West Penwith. (Two Available)

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward

TCF2 - A museum quality - non reflective UV resitant glass, white ash framed print from Tin-Can Firmament (48 x48cm) edition of 6 (This image 1 in edition of 6) - for project details see: http://williamarnold.net/Tin-Can-Firmament TCF2 - Tin-can Firmament: North 50° 25’ 84″, East -05° 09′ 46″ (11/03/13 - 08/05/13). Pinhole photograph - continuous exposure *This is a bargain!

£250 or more

1 of 3 claimed

£250 Reward

A day's (at least six hours) Cyanotype printing workshop for you and up to 10 friends - materials included. Location, near Redruth , Cornwall, or can travel at extra charge. Workshop would take place at a negotiated time between April and September 2018 .

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