Karen & Nina are Hiring! Cob Coordinator for Public Art Project

Feb 10th 2014

March – early / mid June 2014 (Temp / Free-lance, Fee £5,400 including expenses)

Freelance temp. contract, full-time hours for 6 week build (April 28 – June 6) with some administrative and organisational work before and after (circa 40 hrs)

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"Tomorrow, Today" is an ambitious public artwork by artists Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope, commissioned by Cambridge University's North West Cambridge Development via the Contemporary Art Society and InSite Arts. The artists have been in residence with the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, which has excavated the site prior to its development.

'Tomorrow, Today' will be a large-scale public sculpture located on the NWC site amongst the continuing archaeological dig. The project invites the audience to actively contemplate the future community and townscape that will occupy what are now agricultural fields bordering the city of Cambridge. The work takes the form of a three dimensional model of Phase 1 of the NWC development, circa 75m in diameter - complete with scale replicas of all the planned streets and buildings. This 'model village of the future' will be hand-built on site using 'cob' made primarily from the earth excavated in situ by the archaeological surveys that precede the NWC development.

The artwork will remain in place for at least a year, with a public launch in early June 2014, before being buried beneath this new part of Cambridge for future archaeologists to discover!

Please email Karen@somewhere.org.uk for the full post. spec

DEADLINE FOR APPS 10am Wed. 12th Feb.

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CURRENT RESIDENCIES

Archaeology

Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie

May 2013 to April 2014

PAST RESIDENCIES

ARTISTS

Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie

Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie met while studying at Edinburgh College of Art and have collaborated as artists since 1995. In 2001 they formed the multi-disciplinary organisation Somewhere that produces ambitious and challenging projects directly engaging with audiences as well as producing films.
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