North Light Arts Walking a line was a two month season of activity within the environment of Dunbar in 2013. Funded by Creative Scotland for the Year of Natural Scotland we linked with John Muir’s Birthplace as they celebrated the centenary of the publication of John Muir, My Boyhood and Youth. The ambitious programme […]
The Bakery, Dunbar
My Boyhood and Youth comprised 6 photographs by Alastair Cook. Each image was given to a prominent poet to respond. These were published for Poetry Day this year.
Each image was given to a prominent poet to respond. These were published for Poetry Day this year.
One square of turf to floor my cage,
Walking a Line in the Year of Natural Scotland
24 & 25August 2013
Kenny Bean the last artist to inhabit the Beach Hut in 2013 will amaze us when he converts the whole beach hut into a camera obscurer on the Victoria Harbour. Inserting a special lense into the door you’ll be able to see boats, people […]
Ness to Bass
Barns Ness lighthouse in Dunbar was first lit in 1901, automated in 1986 and deactivated in October 2005. The lighthouse sIll stands today, even after receiving a battering during the second world war! Bass Rock lighthouse was first lit a year later in 1902, automated in 1988 and is still in operation via […]
On my way down to the beach hut to meet Sheree to discuss her residency, there is sudden thunder, then a heavy downpour of rain. I take shelter under an awning and watch a rainbow appear hazily above the ocean’s horizon. A few minutes later, the rain has more or less subsided. I see Sheree […]
Sound and visual artist Luca Nasciuti will have a short residency at the Beach Hut on Monday and Tuesday 5th, 6th August.
The Solar Cinema will run from Wednesday-Friday 7th-9th August. We shall be showing curated artists’ films, Filmpoems and some special surprises.
Victoria Harbour, Dunbar 10am-4pm.
From the 12th – 17th August artist and writer Stevie Ronnie will be in Dunbar with his Book Apothecary archives.
Book Apothecary is a traveling artist book museum made by artists and curators from North East England. Presented within a series of reclaimed vintage suitcases and trunks, the collection is made up of handmade books, installations […]
On Wednesday 24th July we walked from North Berwick to Dunbar along the John Muir way. We started very early in the morning chasing a sea mist and reached Dunbar mid afternoon. Along the way we watched the changing colours of the crops in the field and made small leaf interventions in woodland.
The day after, […]
Lark Made as a part of Judith Dekker’s residency in Dunbar, Scotland for North Light Arts. For this film she used John Muir’s words as a starting point: the film is a personal interpretation and carries these words to a different place. All footage was shot during her time in Dunbar; the poet John Glenday […]
Shaking Shells is a Filmpoem Workshop film, made in a period of three hours with five children, the amazing children’s writer and poet Emily Dodd, composer Luca Nasciuti and artist Alastair Cook directing, filming and editing.
This is part of the incredible new Filmpoem Festival, which was held at Dunbar Town House on 3rd and 4th […]