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Shore: How We See The Sea

© © 'Shore' research picture of Margaret Salmon, photo courtesy of Janet Ullman 2018

Margaret Salmon and Ed Webb-Ingall
Shore: How We See The Sea

(1.45-4pm) Friday 20th July films premiere and launch activities,
Screen Machine at Auchrannie Resort, Brodick, Isle of Arran KA27 8BZ.
£5 (£3) – to book tickets go to: Screen Machine Box Office

Curated and produced by Invisible Dust

“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 (recently nominated for a Jarman Award 2018) and Ed Webb-Ingall have each created 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, Arran on the Friday 20th July 2018 will see the premiere of Margaret and Ed’s films and a chance to take a closer look at the shore with COAST, and a range of citizen marine science activities to inspire all ages.

Launch Event Further Details

Watch the premiere of touring Shore films by artists
Margaret Salmon and Ed Webb-Ingall exploring the
Marine Protected Areas around Arran and Wester Ross.
(duration 70 mins, recommended PG) £5 (£3).
At The Screen Machine. Book tickets here >

3 – 4.15pm
Be a citizen scientist with films and activities led by COAST including a touch tank with sea creatures from the Clyde and a chance to take a microscopic look at the sea.
At Brodick Hall. Refreshments will be available. FREE, no need to book.

3 – 4.15pm
‘How We See the Sea’ – record a sea story with Local Voices. At the shore by Brodick Hall. FREE, no need to book.
3.15pm, 3.30pm and 4pm – Rockpooling sessions with Arran Coast. At the shore by Brodick Hall. FREE, book on the day.

Repeat screening of Shore films with artists’ Q&A. £5 (£3)
At The Screen Machine. Book tickets here >

Screening of ‘Made by the Sea’
As part of the ‘Shore: How We See the Sea’ launch day, join award-winning curator Shona Thomson from A Kind of Seeing for a fascinating big screen presentation of life on Scotland’s coasts and seas with a unique selection of archive films, including a taste of Arran island life from the 1950s, (duration 70 mins, recommended PG). £7.50 (£5.50). At The Screen Machine. Book tickets here >

Following the Arran launch, Shore will tour across Scotland over 18 months, visiting

– Saturday 8 September 2018, Barra, The Screen Machine
– Saturday 20 October 2018, Gairloch, The Screen Machine
– Monday 22 October 2018, Ullapool, The Screen Machine
– September / October 2018, date TBC, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, North Uist
– October 2018, date TBC, ATLAS Arts, Portree, Skye
– January 2019, date TBC, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
– March 2019, date TBC, Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, Helmsdale
– April 2019, date TBC, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

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.

Press release | October 2017

Press release | April 2018

Press release | July 2018