I am very pleased to be collaborating with Eden Court, Inverness with my new project, LOST. An immersive Climate Action Exhibition showing in the amazing space of the Memorial Chapel at Eden Court, Sunday May 15 – Sunday June 12 2022.
Eden Court and I are both keen that the exhibition and accompanying events will continue the COP26 #ClimateCrisis story in the Highlands. LOST aims to show how plastic pollution directly contributes to the Climate Crisis. The work will highlight the amount of lost energy that plastic marine litter represents and explain the unseen and often misunderstood links to fossil fuels.
The exhibition will feature a collection of 18 #LitterCUBES. Each cube was hand-stitched and woven together from thousands of pieces of collected plastic beach litter. Myself and project volunteers collected, stitched and wove during 5 public events held in coastal towns around Scotland including Shetland, Ullapool, Easthaven, Dunbar and Eyemouth. A rolling film loop projected into the gallery space, will cyclically illustrate the dripping-away of 100 litres of oil, visually representing the lost energy embodied in the #LitterCUBES. Thanks to the volunteers who assisted me with the mathematical calculations to find the energy values of each CUBE!
9 large CUBES will form a central piece surrounded by prints of each litter item contained within
CLIMATE ACTION EVENTS
Alongside LOST, we will be facilitating a two exciting Climate Action events.
World Environment Day Event Sunday 5 June, Eden Court, 4-6pm
I will be leading a tour around the LOST exhibition and along with event collaborators and Highland Recycling Partners, Greenhive and Plastic@Bay, we will show the Ocean Plastic Skipping Ropes from the #Greenfitness project.
RECYCLE: This Climate Action event will include an exhibition talk, explaining the recyclability of types of single use plastic and a presentation by Julien Moreau from Plastic@Bay, Durness will share their innovative idea for Decentralised Community Recycling in the Highlands.
Andy MacVicar from GreenHive, Nairn, will explain the useful recycle-ability of different types of single use plastics.
We will make a map of where each single use plastic items are likely to locate and concentrate in the world. Participants will be able to suggest and identify any products we need in the Highlands, that could be made from recycled plastic. Booking:
World Ocean Day Event: Wednesday June 8 Cromarty Cinema Beach 4-6pm
MAKE: My newest work explores the potential of making alternative polymer materials from sustainable seaweed. I will be leading an exciting hands-on workshop on the beach, encouraging people to experiment making bio-plastics from seaweed.
Events are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, booking and access details visit https://eden-court.co.uk/
The World Environment Day, Climate Action event, RECYCLE is being supported through the Green Tease events series and network run by Creative Carbon Scotland. Find out more here: https://www.creativecarbonscotland.com/project/green-tease/
The exhibition and events are gratefully being supported by The Pebble Trust & Eden Court.
The LOST exhibition artworks were made with the kind support of individuals through Crowd Funding Project donations from Trusts: Schiehallion Group, Rag, JA Clerk, Ullapool Harbour Trust, Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership, North Light Arts, Easthaven Together. Company donations: Eyemouth Marine, Neighbourly TK Max, John Lawrie Group. In-Kind donations: Dunbar Harbour Trust, Ullapool Harbour Trust, Eyemouth Harbour Trust, Eyemouth Hippodrome, SPLASH, Shetland Marine College, JJ Jamieson, Shetland Museum & Archives, The Swan Trust, An Talla Solais, North Link Ferries. Grants: Arts & Business Grant (Shetland), Shetland Council.