Applications are invited from artists for an EarthArt Fellow to work with earth scientists involved in a research project entitled ‘Disequilibrium Processes in Basaltic Volcanism’. The research is aimed at studying what drives basaltic eruptions and what causes them to be either fluid or explosive. The project involves a consortium of scientists based at Bristol, Durham and Manchester universities and at ‘Diamond Light Source’ Laboratories in Harwell. More details of the project can be found at http://www.se.manchester.ac.uk/our-research/research-groups/diseqm/ The EarthArt Fellow will be based in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol and will have full access to our laboratories. They will also visit the other UK-based institutions involved in the consortium to talk to the scientists and see the laboratories and research activities. The fellowship will lead to an exhibition that will tour all four institutions.
The culmination of the position is a bespoke art event in the School’s EarthArt series. This event could, for example, be in the form of an exhibition in the Earth Gallery, a one-off show or a digital product. The School provides modest funding (~£750) to the artist to cover materials, travel and the cost of the event.