Creative Dundee

Artist Call Out: ScrapAntics Botanics Sculpture

Apply for ScrapAntics’ £10,000 commission for a new public art sculpture in the University of Dundee Botanic Garden!

ScrapAntics are looking for an artist to design, create and install a public art sculpture in the University of Dundee Botanic Garden, to promote awareness and understanding of climate change.

The theme of the project is sustainability and the sculpture must encourage engagement and understanding with one or more of four key topics: energy, transport, waste/circular economy and resilience. The sculpture will be permanent and must be interactive, thought-provoking and playful, engaging not only children but adults as well.

Community engagement will be vital to the project and four local schools must be involved through a series of creative workshops which must be considered as part of the application process.

ScrapAntics would love for you to ‘think big’ for the sculpture with no size limitations in place and a number of fallen trees from the garden available as materials!

The Dundee City Council Sustainability & Climate Change Team and ScrapAntics will shortlist five entries, which will then go to an anonymous public vote, before creation and installation of the sculpture begins spring 2023.

How to apply

Site visit at the Botanic Garden
Wednesday 7 December 2022

Deadline for submissions
Friday 6 January 2023

£10,000 to be inclusive of all artist’s time, costs and expenses

Submissions should be sent to as three separate documents per the below instructions:

Five shortlisted entires will be announced and put to an anonymous public vote Thursday 9 February 2023.

Any questions regarding the opportunity can be sent to

Find out more about the project

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