HOMING and ENVIRONMENTAL ART an essay by Ruth Bretherick
For the last few months Matthew Dalziel + Louise Scullion have been artists in residence for the John Muir Way. To be ‘resident’ over a stretch of 134 miles, that wends its way from Helensburgh to Dunbar, seems something of a misnomer: yet to be at home […]
North Light Arts have been working with artists Dalziel + Scullion for the last nine months to create a legacy of their time in residence in Dunbar and along the John Muir Way.
Scottish artists Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion, were given a brief, which was for them to engage with the rich nature of our […]
Hannah Imlach | Hexagonal Island Host & Dune Cradle
Ledodendron Fossil found with local geologist Fiona McGibbon. Image Credit: Hannah Imlach
Visual Artist Hannah Imlach took part in the John Muir Residency with North Light Arts during May and June 2017. Her residency focussed on the developed of an existing work (Hexagonal Island Host, 2014) inspired by […]
John Muir Residency FLOERS FESTIVAL and Exhibition Film | Saturday 10th June 2017:
We are delighted to be able to share a film of the recent FLOERS Festival Opening day and exhibition by the John Muir Residency Artists – Alec Finlay and Hannah Imlach. We hope it gives a real sense of the day and all […]
Dune Cradle: Encounter and Enchantment
A response to a sculpture by Hannah Imlach
Lila Matsumoto, 10th June 2017
We were please to see Lila returning to North Light Arts on 10th June 2017 to accompany a walking performance for the Opening of FLOERS by Alec Finlay and Hannah Imlach. She later led the conversation by the two artists […]
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 […]