About

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North Light Arts

North Light Arts Mission: Innovative arts that develop a creative conversation between specialists and communities as a catalyst for a change in our relationship with the environment.

We create opportunities for local and international artists to develop site-specific public art, exhibitions and community participation that is relevant and meaningful both locally and globally.

Our Aims are to develop quality site specific arts to:

  • Instigate a collective discourse around arts, environment and communities as a catalyst for change
  • Generate inclusive, individual and collective opportunity for the benefit of a wide range of people;
  • Connect people to their environments through work that explores international and global issues of local relevance;
  • Promote the well being of our communities and contribute to sustainable, social and economic development.

Working with our environment

Creative Director: Susie Goodwin
Directors: Jo McNamara, Liz Wilcox
Programme Manager: Linda Greig

Advisors: Lesley Smith (Principal Arts Officer), Tracy Morgan

Associate Members: Lucy Dunce, Michael Litzau Forup.

If you could offer advice, skills or time and would like to be an Associate Member we wold be pleased to hear from you

Contact: contact.northlightarts@gmail.com

North Light Arts CIC | C/o The Bleaching Field Centre, Dunbar EH42 1DX

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Dunbar and John Muir

At the heart of our projects is Dunbar, a traditional Scottish fishing town with a working harbour just twenty minutes from Edinburgh. Caught between the Lammermuirs and the edge of the North Sea, Dunbar benefits from a northerly aspect with huge wind-swept skies and bright clear north light.

Dunbar is the beginning of the John Muir Way that runs the length of the county (then on to the new stretch coast to cost finishing in Helensburgh) a strip of reclaimed wild footpath edging the sea with distinct areas of wetland habitat and world-class geology. This rich, beautiful and diverse landscape known as the Garden of Scotland is still largely unknown as the birthplace of John Muir: His childhood playground inspiring his thought’s and writing’s on conservation of the natural environment: He is known as the founding Father of the American National Parks.

Links & Reviews

Giles Sutherland 4 star review, Times 2015 Alchemy of Soil by Natalie Taylor gilessutherland.blogspot.com