Curated by Invisible Dust and bringing together artists and scientists to produce artworks that explore the environment, Surroundings is a new three-year programme of artist residencies and events with different but interrelating environmental themes. The theme for year one (2017) is food and looks at the impact of seasons on fruit and vegetable production by three artists – Gayle Chong Kwan, Laura Wilson and New Zealand artist Ahilapalapa Rands – and a writer: Dave Windass. This year artist advisors include social scientist Lewis Holloway, Reader In Geography at the University of Hull, who has a specialist interest in sustainability, food, farming and the countryside.
Find out about the 2017 Programme
Artists Laura Wilson, Gayle Chong Kwan, Ahilapalapa Rands and writer Dave Windass – performed by Charlotte Sellers, Surroundings, photo by Nick Harrison
Shore is an ambitious multi-art form project that aims to spark a Scotland-wide conversation about our relationship to the seas and oceans, and the role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in preserving, or ‘shoring up’ our endangered aquatic worlds. Award winning artists Margaret Salmon and Ed Webb-Ingall will each create a new film in collaboration with marine scientists and coastal communities across the Isle of Arran and Wester Ross region. In their contrasting Island and Highland coastal positions, these two sites provide an ideal setting for these artists to explore the relationship between humans and the seas using their onshore and offshore MPAs as a fertile lens for this enquiry.
Find out about the forthcoming programme here
Sea Swans, Shore, Margaret Salmon