DIY: 2007 – Unknown Terra-tories

Over three days 12 artists interrogate their own practice whilst walking in the mountains of the Lake District.

Led by Neil Callaghan and Simone Kenyon.

Friday 13, Saturday 14, and Sunday 15 July 2007.
North West, Lake District.


The Project
A creative expedition led by Neil Callaghan and Simone Kenyon.

Starting 5pm Friday 13 July
Ending 3pm Sunday 15 July

This weekend will consist of a walking expedition with two overnight stays in the Dinah Hoggus camping barn, Borrowdale. Involving one full day’s walk through mountainous terrain with practical exercises and discussions en-route. This is an opportunity for artists to question and reflect upon their practice in a supportive, safe and inspiring environment.  A chance for us to discuss our fears into the night, sweat out our frustrations uphill and scream our dreams into the distant horizon.

The workshop is open to artists from all disciplines, but particularly those that are beyond ‘emerging’ and do not yet consider themselves ‘established’. We hope to find a common ground and fruitful discussion in the diversity of artists.
Due to the nature of the expedition all participants must have a willingness to work physically and in variable weather conditions.

Accommodation and meals will be provided, but you will be asked for a contribution of £20 towards costs. Participants will be responsible for their own travel to and from Dinah Hoggus, but Neil and Simone will organize car shares and lifts from the nearest train station, Keswick.

Application Procedure

To apply, please send an email with a description of your artistic background, your desire to participate and a brief explanation of what you consider your strongest strength and your weakest weakness when making work.

Applications must be received by 6pm on 11 June 2007 and should be emailed to[email protected] with ‘DIY 4’ in the subject line.

Applicants will be telephoned for a brief chat and will be informed by email by the 13th June 2007.

About the Artists

Neil Callaghan is a co-founder of ‘propeller performance’, a company set up to explore ecology, perception and orientation. Simone Kenyon is the co-director of Brief Magnetics which focuses on developing collaborative and site-sensitive work. They are both members of Deer Park and associate artists of Uninvited Guests as well as making their own work. Most recently they were commissioned by Exeter Phoenix to make a studio based performance.

Any Questions
If you have any questions regarding Unknown Terra-tories please contact:[email protected].

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