Thank you

As the southerly winds blow, whipping up a wild sea in front of my new studio on the NW coast, I am conscious of the challenging year it’s been planning and fund raising for my ambitious #LitterCUBE 2019 work.

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So, it’s with great pleasure and relief, that I can announce I have raised over £18,000 worth of support, made up of  both cash donations and pledges of equipment loans, peoples time, provision of space, accommodation e.t.c . Fantastically this represents over a third of the whole project costs.

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Thank You to everyone and many more anonymous individuals and organisations who have invested in the project. Please do contact me  with your postal address to receive a Beach Litter Guide . I will also be posting out 20 surprise prints!

These donations have enabled me to demonstrate the support I have in an application to Creative Scotland for the remaining funding support I need to construct the #LitterCUBES in Edinburgh, Lerwick, Scalloway, Dunbar, Ullapool, Eyemouth and Angus next year. Fingers crossed for a positive decision at the end of January. I am continuing to look for further support to cover the costs of this ambitious project: Any suggestions most welcome.

I will be holding an information event at Dunbar Harbour on Tuesday 15th January at McArthur’s store meeting room 5-7pm, everyone is welcome. Come along to find out more  and here about opportunities to get involved.  

My Just Giving page remains open until New Year’s Eve and donations via the blog are  greatly received anytime.

Exhibition: Edinburgh’s Shoreline

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Edinburgh’s Shoreline  

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the exhibition runs until Sun 23 Sept 2018

My work MARINE PLASTIC OF SCOTLAND [Lothian] littoralis: belonging to the shoreline, is on display at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. It is a collection of common plastic litter items found along Edinburgh’s shoreline. Their classification and display reflecting the herbarium’s taxonomy and preservation techniques. The analogy of colonising species echoes plastic’s living origin – oil. 

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh  opening times: 10.00 am — 5.45 pm                       Venue:John Hope Gateway , free entry.

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Shoreline Specimens

 

#BeatPlasticPollution

Join me along Edinburgh City shoreline on World Environment Day  Tuesday 5 June and World Oceans Day Friday 8 June where I will be collecting plastic litter samples to classify for my specimen  collection for the Shoreline Project exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh opening on 23rd June.

Please come – all community members and visitors welcome to join me in examining the specimens ready for classification.

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Meet at  Portobello beach on  Tuesday 5 June 10 – 11am  and New Haven/Wardie Bay  on Friday 8 June  1 pm

email for other times and locations.

Environmental Award

Environmental Award

IMG_9529 (2)I would like to thank all people involved from Shetland who helped Littoral Sci Art Project win a Shetland Environmental Award 2017

As communities  across Shetland  tackle the annual spring  ‘Da Voar Redd Up’ Beach Cleans,  I am happy  to share a recent Radio Shetland broadcast on #PlasticPollution  featuring  a report with Sita Goudie the Shetland Amenity Trust Environmental Improvement officer in which she describes  Littoral Art Project’s educational work  across Shetland in 2016.

Click here to listen >

This year’s awards were sponsored by Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage, Shetland Islands Council, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Shetland Civic Society, VisitScotland, Shetland Bird Club and Shetland Amenity Trust.  The awards plaques were sponsored and supplied by Cunningsburgh based Enviroglass, which recycles Shetland’s waste glass.

Link to the full programme Plastic Pollution  : https://www.mixcloud.com/BBCShetland/beyond-the-briggistanes-thursday-22-march-2018/

 

 

 

 

 

Close Examination

Close Examination

identifying plastic particles

Close Examination ULLAPOOL FERRY TERMINAL Fri 23 March 7.30 pm 

An investigative performance by S3 Ullapool High School pupils in collaboration with artist Julia Barton as part of the Littoral Art Project, telling the research journey that we have undertaken along Ullapool Harbour shoreline over the last few years.

Opens at 7.30pm for viewing the display of the Littoral Art Project findings recently exhibited at the Scottish Parliament. Plus updates on actions being taken to Beat Plastic Pollution by the Harbour’s Fishing for Litter Scheme and Ullapool Primary School’s ‘No Plastic Straw Campaign’. Performance starts 8pm – lasting approximately 30 mins

All welcome