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Exhibition: Tuesday 9 - Sunday 21 April 2019

Final Event: 6pm, Friday 12 April

Venue: Dynamic Earth

To end the project, he Shore team gave a presentation of the creative research and responses gathered from artists, marine scientists and those who live, work and care for the sea in the eight tour locations.

And the final free exhibition of the Shore collection reflected the very real and urgent responsibility communities across Scotland take on in policing and protecting our precious marine environment.

Final Shore Event: Reception & Research Presentation

The distinctive artistic approaches of filmmakers Margaret Salmon and Ed Webb-Ingalls’ to Invisible Dust’s commission around the impact of MPAs reflect the complex scientific, environmental, economic and social issues involved and has created two significant bodies of research in themselves.

At this final event in our venue partner Dynamic Earth’s impressive 360° Showdome, Ed Webb-Ingall discussed the in-depth engagement work he undertook within the limits of the brief.

There was also a chance to hear the community voices from the tour. Recorded in Shore tour locations over the last nine months by creative ethnologist Mairi McFadyen of Local Voices presented her findings and shared some of the audio recorded in Arran, Barra, Ullapool, Gairloch, Skye and Helmsdale. Here’s a selection of clips Mairi gathered into three common themes across the tour:


Invisible Dust’s Head of Programme Victoria Burns rounded off the evening by facilitating a wide-ranging audience discussion with Ed, Mairi, Dr Raeanne Miller of SAMS (Scottish Association for Marine Scientists) / The Bryden Centre Project and Shore Tour Producer/Curator Shona Thomson.

Event images below by Eoin Carey

Exhibition of the Shore Collection

Complementing this special event, a special Shore exhibition of voices, creative responses and images gathered in each participating community was on display for two weeks in the Stratosphere area of Dynamic Earth as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival programme.

View the slideshow of images below for a taste of the exhibition and how some of our visitors see the sea…