Exploring Arran’s relationship with the sea
Aspiring filmmakers, environmentalists and those interested in community activism are invited to attend a film workshop called Shore, which deals with Arran’s relationship with the sea.
The project, an 18-month, multi-art form initiative aims to encourage debate about preserving and protecting the aquatic world, taking into account the role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
Award winning artists Margaret Salmon and Ed Webb-Ingall will each create a new film in collaboration with marine scientists and coastal communities across Arran and the Wester Ross region. In their contrasting island and Highland coastal positions, these two sites will provide an ideal setting for the artists to explore the relationship between humans and the seas using their onshore and offshore MPAs as a lens for this enquiry.
The open screening which will take place at the Old Pavilion at Lamlash, near the tennis courts, on Thursday November 9 at 6pm, will introduce the audience to the new video project being made about Arran and the sea. A number of films about island life and the ocean will be shown and will be followed up by a discussion between the artists.
Alice Sharp, director of Invisible Dust, which is the commissioning organisation, said: ‘We are thrilled that Creative Scotland has awarded Open Project Funding to Shore. Margaret Salmon who is known for her elegant and beautiful filmmaking and Ed Webb-Ingall who works with pioneering community film methods will collaborate with marine scientists and local people to create new films. Invisible Dust has set up exciting new partnerships to tour the artists’ films to 10 venues across Scotland - sparking a national conversation through art about our relationship with the sea and the role of Marine Protected Areas preserving Scottish wildlife.’
The event is free and open to anyone and refreshments will be provided.