Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Yuck 'n Yum - Artist Residency Opportunity: Call for applications‏

Art + forensics = a bloody mess. Well actually it is a ground-breaking residency opportunity.
Hello our lovely Yuck 'n Yummers,

We wanted to let you know of a super exciting opportunity before anyone else hears about it. We are sending this to you a few days before it gets released through wider arts residency avenues as a thank you for being our supporters and part of the YnY family!

As part of the inaugural Print Festival Scotland, the Hannah Maclure Centre, Abertay University’s exhibition space and cultural hub, and Yuck ‘n Yum are teaming up. Together we are offering an artist-in-residency opportunity within the university’s ground-breaking forensic science department.

Working in collaboration with forensic scientist Dr Kevin Farrugia, the selected artist will get to spend up to four days in Abertay’s forensics labs, exploring the ways print visualisation techniques can be manipulated to recover finger- and shoeprints from crime scenes. Describing the techniques involved, including chemical enhancement alongside specialised photography and lighting methods, Dr Farrugia expects there to be “a lot for the artist who comes over in June to learn about and experiment with.” The artist will then have the opportunity to work in the Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) Print Studio to develop ideas inspired by their time in the forensics lab.

The selection panel for the residency will consist of Clare Brennan and Dr Kevin Farrugia from Abertay University, Morgan Cahn and Alex Tobin from Yuck ‘n Yum, and the renowned print artist Paul Harrison.

Speaking about what they’re looking for and what this artist-in-residency opportunity has to offer those who submit a proposal, Clare Brennan, Curator of Abertay’s Hannah Maclure Centre, said:

“We’re looking for everyone and anyone with an artist’s practice to apply, and we’d like people to think as broadly as they can about this opportunity - they could propose anything from a series of prints or paintings, to something more immersive like a performance or sound installation.

“The artwork created during this residency – whatever it turns out to be – will be displayed and distributed within the context of the inaugural Print Festival Scotland, as well as shared with over 300 delegates who are coming to the Impact 8 conference, so it’ll be a great platform for an artist to showcase the work they do to a wide and varied audience.”

An artist fee, travel and accommodation are available as well as a network of support to help realise the resulting artwork.

Submissions are now open.

Images l-r: Kevin Farrugia, Joanna Fraser, Kevin Farrugia

The deadline for submissions is April 19, 2013.

The residency itself will take place the week beginning June 17. More details on the application process below.

We hope that this is something that tickles your fancy. Get your application writing pants on pronto!

Love from the YnY team!


What to expect from the residency:
  • Travel to/from Dundee
  • Up to 4 days based in the Forensics Lab at the University of Abertay, Dundee working alongside Dr Kevin Farrugia (commencing w/b MONDAY 10th JUNE 2013)
  • Up to 4 days based in DCA Print Studio (dates flexible)
  • 2 days install period and 2 days festival/conference time (sometime from 26th August -1 September 2013 depending on the evolving festival programme)
  • Up to 14 nights accommodation in Dundee, not necessarily to be used consecutively (Bed and Breakfast)
  • Artist fee of £150
  • The selected artist will be expected to adhere to the Universities Health and Safety Regulations whilst on the premises
Panel members:
  • Morgan Cahn, Yuck n Yum
  • Alex Tobin, Yuck n Yum
  • Clare Brennan, Hannah Maclure Centre, University of Abertay Dundee
  • Dr Kevin Farrugia – School of Contemporary Sciences, University of Abertay Dundee
  • Paul Harrison – Impact8 International Printmaking Conference

What we request from you:
  • Artist Statement
  • CV
  • Proposal (up to 500 words)
  • 6 images of your current work. Jpegs no larger than 4mb per image.
  • For moving image: 3 Quicktime files or 3 online links. Max. of 5 minutes per film (Please state a 60 second period within each film which you would like the panel to view). This can be on DVD (for postal submissions) or via

Dropbox (for digital submissions).
Please submit all of the above to:
The Hannah Maclure Centre
Student Centre (top floor)
University of Abertay Dundee
1-3 Bell Street

Or share your work via Dropbox exhibitions@abertay.ac.uk)
(please state “Impact Residency” as the subject)

Website:  impact.yucknyum.com

Deadline: April 19th, 2013


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