Travellers’ Tails – Residency – Lewisham Shop Take-Over

Paid residency with National Maritime Museum Greenwich

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Posted: 25/11/2016

The National Maritime Museum has an exciting
six month opportunity for a Travellers’ Tails practitioner in residence.
As part of the residency the practitioner will occupy a retail unit in
Lewisham Shopping Centre, giving the National Maritime Museum’s local
audiences the opportunity to take part in creative activities and events
and find out more about the paintings. This will be complemented by the
second stage of the residency, based at the National Maritime Museum.Travellers’
Tails is a programme of activities to engage the public in two
paintings the National Maritime Museum bought in 2013: The Kongouro from
New Holland (Kangaroo) and Portrait of a Large Dog (Dingo) by George
Stubbs (1724–1806). These paintings are a product of Captain Cook’s
first voyage to Australia and the earliest images of these Australian
animals in Western art. The project is a journey of exploration to test
new ideas for audience participation and engagement with the history of
exploration, inspired by the works. Travellers’ Tails is funded by the
Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund.Time period: November – January 2016: recruitment of practitionerJanuary – June 2017: Residency.Completed applications must be received by 5pm on 12th December.Fee: £15,000 + materialsMore information attached (5 days a week)

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