Please Leave a Light on is a project proposed by Catriona Henderson-Darroch and Michael Leek, two Artists in Masks based in Argyll, Scotland.
Here is their proposal:

In the words of our Scottish MEP Alyn Smith in 2019
“We celebrate international solidarity; we celebrate freedom of movement. If the European Union did not exist, we would need to invent something like it and Scotland would like to be part of it.”
He finished by saying:
“Chers colleagues, I’m not asking you to solve our domestic discussions. I am asking you to leave a light on so we can find our way home.”

In seeking your support, we will create an exhibition and body of work where the world can gain a real understanding of a Scotland at the heart of Europe.
With this in mind and our fervent hope for such a future, we ask you as Artists in Masks to create one or two pieces of work which will give us hope for our shared values, culture and friendships.
Confirming that a warm welcome awaits Scotland on her return to the European Union.

EXHIBITION: September 2023
This may be a virtual of physical exhibition depending on both funding and venue availability and of course the corona virus situation. Ideally a physical exhibition

In the present climate we are out of any lockdown and heading towards greater freedoms. We imagine we will still need to be very careful in staying safe and keeping everyone else safe, but things are definitely looking brighter.
We will need to consider and pursue both funding and a venue.
Lots of venues are still presently closed to the public but should be opening soon.

These are suggested dates and arrangements.
DATES: We are considering an exhibition in October / November 2022 or early spring 2023.
SUBMISSIONS: Dates for submissions will close 6 to 8 weeks before the exhibition.

Artists will be responsible for insuring their own work and arranging transport both to and from the exhibition.
At this stage we would like to gauge membership response with the above information and a Note of interest return form attached.
If you're intersted in participating in this project, please fill in THIS ONLINE FORM before September 20th, 2021