SOME PATTERNS AND NARRATIVES IN PLACE-NAMES
Travelling through the landscape is a linear occupation, and seems likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Viewing the landscape is to navigate the landscape in many directions within a single moment. To navigate the landscape as a community is to travel in many directions over a prolonged period. […]
The sea is, once again, a theme for our time. Our relationship to the coast is changing. In light of this sense of a tidal shift, and the fear of inundation, the project I’ve been developing during my residency with North Light Arts centres sea rise, coastal culture, and the promise of marine renewables. The result […]
The annual John Muir Artists in Residence in Dunbar this year will be Alec Finlay and Hannah Imlach.
Alec will be presenting his new book at the residency exhibition in Dunbar this June. Here is a link to his blog for an introduction to his approach to the project:
Blog 4 | With Endings
Sitting on East beach, enjoying a breakfast of porridge on my last day in Dunbar.
The Sun is bright, the sand white and the air fresh. It is 8am and the Saturday silence is a gift.
Walking down the High Street there are but a few early risers around as I make my […]
Last weekend marked the end of the John Muir Artist in Residence period in Dunbar. It comes after six weeks of research – working with various groups in the community – and an additional five weeks of the GARDEN LANE: OPEN STUDIO installation in Dunbar Town House.
With my starting point being a connection to the […]
Blog No.2 | Landed, Grounded, Home
Immersed in all the colourful patterns of my home in Glasgow, I land after an eventful few days in Dunbar.
Full of action, the past month has been fruitful and I’ve met a wonderful selection of characters… the pace has certainly picked up!
With the brisk sea air against my face I […]
John Muir Day celebrations in Dunbar 23April 2016
The Travelling Plant Menagerie. Loaded with hexagonal planters growing organic dye plants, natural dye inks, drawing boards and postcards ready for people to engage in ideas for the new community garden at Garden Lane.
Drawings from this workshop will form part of the forthcoming exhibition at Dunbar Town House […]
By Kathy Beckett our 2016 John Muir Artist in Residence.
No. 1 | Mapping Landscapes
The sea carries a comforting texture in it’s breeze. Volcanic rock spews dramatically from the still waves, giving a sense of peace. Bright lichens, twisted nets stacked up on the shore and pollen covered buds hint at what’s to come…
In excitement, […]
Natalie Taylor: Alchemy of Soil Exhibition Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery, 23 May – 21 June 2015
Edinburgh based artist Natalie Taylor was North Light Arts first John Muir Artist in Residence at Dunbar Town House from the 13th to 27th April 2015. The resulting work from her artist residency was shown alongside selected previous […]
Blog up-date 27April2015
” It has been a real priviledge working in Dunbar with its friendly people and glorious surroundings for the past two weeks. My residency may have drawn to an end, but the work has really just begun. I will now take my research, the soil samples, the experiences of different farming in the […]