Invisible Dust

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Shore: How We See The Sea

© 'Shore' research picture, by Margaret Salmon 2018

“We are delighted to support Shore. The project aligns strongly with our marine science research themes, as well as our work as a learned society. As part of this project, we hope to help develop an ongoing and inclusive, Scotland-wide conversation about the stewardship and health of our oceans”
Dr. Raeanne Miller, Knowledge Exchange and Communications Manager, SAMS

‘Shore’ is an ambitious multi-arts and science project reflecting Scotland’s coastal communities’ responses to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and will launch in Brodick on the Isle of Arran in the Screen Machine mobile cinema on Friday 20th July.

Produced by Invisible Dust, ‘Shore’ aims to spark Scotland-wide conversations about “how we see the sea” and the role of MPAs in preserving or ‘shoring up’ our endangered aquatic worlds. The launch event in Brodick takes place in partnership with COAST (Community of Arran Seabed Trust).

‘Shore’ will inspire, connect and reflect responses in Scotland’s coastal communities to the Marine Protected Areas two years after their legal designation in 2016.

Award winning artists Margaret Salmon and Ed Webb-Ingall will each create new films inspired by the work of marine scientists and by coastal communities affected by MPAs including the Isle of Arran and Wester Ross area. In their contrasting Island and Highland coastal positions, both locations provide ideal settings for exploring the relationship between humans and the seas.

The launch event at Brodick on the Friday 20th July 2018 will see the premiere of Margaret and Ed’s films alongside live performances from local musicians, a chance to take a closer look at the shore with COAST, and a range of citizen marine science activities to inspire all ages.

Following the Arran launch, Shore will tour across Scotland over 18 months, visiting – ATLAS Arts, Skye;
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, North Uist;
Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, Helmsdale;
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee;
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh;
– Barra, Ullapool and Gairloch with Regional Screen Scotland’s mobile ‘Screen Machine
Sea Change, Wester Ross.

Alongside the screenings there will be additional creative and scientific content co-curated with each host venue providing local context; interactive community ceilidhs led by community heritage organisation Local Voices; and opportunities for everyone to contribute to an interconnected project network forming a ‘chain’ conversation across Scotland as all Shore participants and audiences are invited to respond to the ideas, thoughts and learnings of the previous tour location.

Throughout ‘Shore’, voices, texts, impressions and images will be gathered and shared online and across tour partner locations to create an impression of the national picture around the social, economic and environmental implications of MPAs. Exploring the complex perspectives and perceptions, Shore aims to encourage a wider national awareness and open up dialogue around the challenges of caring for our natural resources in Scotland and the UK.

‘Shore’ is funded by Creative Scotland with the additional support of the Wellcome Trust and scientific partners Scottish Natural HeritageScottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), and University of Edinburgh.

The films will be toured in partnership with LUX Scotland and Regional Screen Scotland.

Explore #ShoreScotland to find out more.

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