Sector Opportunities

MRC CMM Public Art Commission Call-Out

The Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) at the University of Exeter is looking to work with an artist/artists to create a installation depicting a vision of experimental science and its global impact in our fight against human fungal disease.

 

The Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) at the University of Exeter is looking to work with an artist/artists to create a sculptural installation that is uplifting and inspirational, depicting a vision of experimental science and its global impact in the fight against human fungal disease.

Unlike other pathogenic microbes that can infect humans – such as viruses and bacteria – fungi are some of the least studied, and least understood. Yet they kill around 1.5 million people each year, worldwide.

MRC CMM at the University of Exeter uses innovative research to tackle the urgent health threat posed by these microbes worldwide by advancing our understanding of, and practice in, diagnostics and clinical treatment; fungal biology and pathogenesis; drug resistance and design; immunology and immunotherapy.

They are currently looking to work with an artist/artists to create a sculptural installation which will become an icon of how biological research can tackle these devastating diseases into microscopic fungi and prevent and minimize human fungal diseases globally, whilst sharing a positive vision for the future.

The finished sculpture will be installed in a prominent position on the University’s Streatham campus in Exeter and it is also expected to be included in the University of Exeter Fine Art Collection.

How to apply

To apply please email Katya Romankevich, Senior Research Administrator at the MRC CMM on e.romankevich2[at]exeter.ac.uk and include the following:

  • A biography with descriptions of relevant previous work (no more than 2 sides of A4). Please include links to relevant websites and media.
  • An outline of your concept for the sculpture, material to be used and size with a brief description on why you are interested in this commission at this time and any relevant connections with University of Exeter (no more than 1 side of A4).
  • Initial visual design drawing(s) or sketch(es) of the proposed work

Deadline for proposals Sunday 31 October 2021.

Find out more information and download the full brief here – https://www.artsandcultureexeter.co.uk/news/artist-call-out-public-art-commission

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