As the exhibition closes tonight, I have been looking through the visitors book and am delighted and humbled at all the thanks and thoughtfull comments I have received. Please take a look here they are themselves inspiring to seek out new places to take the exhibition too. Any ideas re galleries/museums/docksides to aim for and any funding sources would be much appreciated.
This great comment about the exhibition animation Terra Nova convinced me that the animation should go live here and on vimeo. The film tells one part of my investigative journey with plastic pollution – how the burning of litter on beaches forms rock-like lumps of plastic, now named ‘Plastiglomerate’ .
Animation notes: low budget – low tech film, idea developed in Coigach, storyboarded at An Talla Solais studios, models were made at different scales, in many locations, the delicate casting of litter materials in wax (for the final scene) were cast at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and the film was shot and edited in Shetland filmaker JJ Jamieson. His enthusiasm was energising throughout the shoot and his inventivness in sourcing, creating and over-laying special effects and sound completed the film beautifully.
It was fantastic to work with JJ Jamieson, the animation was shot both in his garage studio, back yard, on the banks of a nearby stream and editing studio. More information about the making of the animation can be found on my Vimeo site .
2017 Election: VOTE #CleanSeas is up and running here on-line or at the NEO Terra exhibition @AnTallaSolais from 10am Argyle St, Ullapool
Many thanks for taking time to register your VOTE – all feedback about your experience of this and/or other @LittoralArt events you have taken part in, will be much appreciated and useful in arguing the case for support of public engagement Art Events/Exhibitions .
Comments can be left at the end of the Poll in the ‘Other’ box or by clicking on the comment button below.
If you would like to download an Isle of CHANGE chart in celebration of World Oceans Day 2017 please click Isle of CHANGE
Please share the link and use the image to make a difference with thanks to Creative Scotland
Join in celebrating WORLD OCEANS DAY on Thursday June 8th in Ullapool casting votes for #CleanSeas. Events happening across the world and on line.
World Oceans Day is a designated UN day to celebrate & honour the world’s oceans.
“Urgent action on a global scale is needed to alleviate the world’s oceans from the many pressures they face, and to protect them from future dangers that may tip them beyond the limits of their carrying capacity. ” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The Day provides an opportunity to get directly involved in protecting our future, through a new mindset and personal and community action and involvement.
My response is to take to the shores of Loch Broom ( Ullapool harbour) where I will be leading a Guided Guide walk sharing information from the Guide to Beach Litterand highlighting the importance of healthy Oceans discussing the many initiatives here and around the world to protect the oceans.
As its polling day here in the UK, participants will be invited to join me at An Talla Solais Gallery, to share experiences and ideas of how to bring about change and to cast your votes for a variety of approaches to reduce plastic pollution in the World’s Oceans and specifically in Scotland.
Ullapool Event: – meet by the pier on West Shore 11am or 5.30pm, followed at the gallery at 12 noon & 6.15pm An Talla Solais Gallery, West Arglye St, Ullapool
In return voters will receive a copy of the ‘Isle of CHANGE’ map from the NEO Terra exhibition presently showing at An Talla Solais until the 18th June
A PDF copy of the map will also be available to download on World Ocean Day from here. Please leave a comment below and join in the debate .