Stillness and Occurrence #6, 1995-2000 © David Williams analogue C-type photographic print
Postgraduate museology students from St Andrews collaborate with the Scottish Fisheries Museum to curate their latest exhibition on oceanic heritage and wellness. The group of eight postgraduate students from the University of St Andrews behind this exhibition did not expect to be studying amid an international pandemic, nor did they plan to design their first professional exhibition completely remotely. Originally meant to coincide with VisitScotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters programming throughout 2020 and 2021, this exhibition on blue space in Scotland took on a new relevance with the restrictions of COVID-19, which sent a shared sense of isolation and uncertainty throughout the world. Suddenly, this exhibition on the ocean’s ability to heal and inspire became a necessary consolation for mental and physical health in our everyday lives.
The student team has overcome many obstacles to put together an innovative exhibition exploring humanity’s interconnectivity with water, through physical and digital means. Museum and Gallery studies director at St Andrews, Dr. Karen Brown, comments: ‘We are immensely proud of how our students have adapted in these uncertain times to demonstrate resilience and creativity in curating such a meaningful topic for the Fife coastline and its residents during the pandemic.’
This exhibition is viewable online and includes other mediums as well as photography. (End date unknown)
View the exhibition here.
Scottish Fisheries Museum