Floers festival & Exhibition

Floers festival & Exhibition

FLOERS FESTIVAL & EXHIBITION OPENING EVENTS SATURDAY 10 JUNE 2017 DUNBAR TOWN HOUSE GALLERY

The John Muir Artists in Residence will present this exhibition as a result of their research and exploration of the intertidal environment of Dunbar and the John Muir Way.

North Light Arts are so pleased to be working with these two nationally acclaimed artists. We are also pleased to be able to welcome Hannah back to Dunbar as she has worked with North Light Arts on two occasions, she will be further developing that relationship with the inter-tidal lands of the John Muir Way, also the concern of the respected artist Alec Finlay, and we are really excited to see how their residencies develop and complement each other. The resulting rhythmic, multi-discipline works will emanate from a personal response to this unique landscape and the fragile relationship between land and sea.

Local people have offered their hospitality while the artists are resident in Dunbar and this wonderful welcome is a real opportunity to meet people and get to know our community. Their research will also benefit from work with local specialist who can offer skills, expertise and local knowledge.

Many of these specialists will support the opening event and we hope you can join us for some or all of the day. Refreshments will be served at the Town House.

Floers Festival, Saturday 10 June 2017, FREE

11am       Meet at the John Muir statue outside Dunbar Town House for a guided walk with Colin Will to Hannah Imlach’s sculpture at Belhaven Bay
1pm         Performance at Belhaven Church: reading by Alec Finlay, playback of tidesongs by Hanna Tuulikki and Lucy Duncombe
1.45pm  Walk to Dunbar Town Center
2.30pm Opening at Dunbar Town House Museum & Gallery, with film screening by Hannah Imlach and presentation of Alec Finlay’s collection of tidepoems and book ‘minnmouth’
3.30pm Artists discussion, Lila Matsumoto in conversation with Alec Finlay and Hannah Imlach

Exhibition open from Wednesday 7June to Sunday 25June 2017

1 to 5pm each day | Dunbar Town House Museum & Gallery, High Street Dunbar EH42 1ER
Ring for further information 01368 866030 / or John Muir’s Birthplace Museum on 01368 865899