For Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21 Street Level Photoworks are co-ordinating a series of exhibitions and events between July and October in various locations, making up an photography trail in coastal places on the West Coast. To augment this we will present a digital programme of online resources and engagement activities which will open out the programme to those living locally, for those visiting, as well as those who can view and enjoy from afar.
Through the inclusive medium of photography, this coastal-inspired trail of exhibitions and events celebrates Scotland’s coexistence with and dependency on our waterways and coastal lands, promoting the protection and preservation of this vital resource. The programme also shines a light on some of Scotland’s places where cultural activity and importantly cultural hubs that support them are central to the regeneration and recovery of these towns.
Venues include Street Level Photoworks and Trongate 103 in Glasgow, with various partner venues in coastal locations including The Rockfield Centre (Oban), Harbour Arts Centre (Irvine), Scottish Maritime Museum (Irvine), Beacon Arts Centre (Greenock), and Dunoon Burgh Hall. The popular pastime of a trip doon the watter from Glasgow to the Firth of Clyde is further celebrated with a photography trail around many locations on Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. Our partnership with Regional Screen Scotland and The Screen Machine continues also with some screenings in remote areas of the Highlands and Islands. The digital programme will therefore have reach locally and nationally, and will include live-streamed artist talks and 3D tours of each exhibition which will be viewable to all at any time.
Exhibiting artists include Mandy Barker, Coulson & Tennant, John Maher, David Gordon, Victoria Clare Bernie, Paul Glazier, Craig Easton, Mhairi Law, Calum Angus Mackay and Brian Sweeney
Banner Image © Mandy Barker / Left Image © Victoria Clare Bernie / Right Image © Coulson & Tennant