A chance to take part in World Environment Day – in Ross-Shire, Thurs 5th JunePosted: April 25, 2014
Artist Julia Barton is looking for Skiffs and volunteers to row to Isle Martin on Thursday the 5th June (World Environment Day) to pick up and tow ‘litter rafts’ back to Ardmair Slipway for collection by the Highland Council Waste Services team. Julia anticipates making five rafts out of litter that she will be collecting and documenting during her residency on the island which will form stage II of her Littoral Art Project – investigating and drawing awareness to the harmful effects of litter which she began last autumn with local schools & residents .
She is trying to get enough boats (hopefully 5) and teams of volunteers to form a flotilla of skiffs and ‘litter rafts’ to be filmed to show Ross-Shire’s contribution to global activities on World Environment Day – to draw attention to the need to look after our environment.
Julia set up her project last autumn at An Talla Solais and has been working with schools and groups in Ullapool, Achiltibuie and Lochinver; a selection of the work that she carried out will be exhibited at the Ullapool Museum from the 2nd of May.
Much more information can be found on Julia’s blog http://littoralartproject.com
Please get in touch with Julia or perhaps there is a Skiffie who would co-ordinate the boaty side of things.
Julia – 07977997605, email firstname.lastname@example.org