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First There is a Mountain by Katie Paterson

Sunday 21 July 2019
3.00pm - 6.00pm
Glenbrittle Beach, Isle of Skye
Free, everyone welcome
Join us for a special event to transform Glenbrittle Beach into sand mountains as part of artist Katie Paterson's new participatory artwork First There is a Mountain.
First There is a Mountain invites the public to sculpt beaches into mountains of sand to form micro-geologies, using specially created 'bucket and spade' sets which are scale models of famous mountains: Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Shasta (USA), Mount Fuji (Asia), Stromboli (Europe) and Uluru (Oceania). These sets will be available to use on the day.
 
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The artwork is touring twenty-five high-profile venues and their local sandy beaches over British Summer Time 2019, for a series of one-off events, creating a time-based topographical map orchestrated against a backdrop of tidal times. Twenty-five new texts responding to each coastal location have been produced by celebrated writers, which will be read aloud at the start of each event.
Practical Information
Where and when: Join us at Glenbrittle Beach, Carbost, Isle of Skye IV47 8TA, on Sunday 21st July from 3.00pm - 6.00pm. 
Booking: So we have an idea of numbers, please book by clicking here. Please dress for the weather.
Parking: The event is free but there may be a parking charge. Parking spaces are limited so we encourage you to car share, if possible. 
Facilities: We have partnered with Dunvegan Castle who run Glenbrittle Campsite and Cafe to arrange for a discount on food and drink for participants. There are toilets on site. 
Accessibility: The beach is accessed via uneaven ground so if you have any concerns regarding accessibility, contact Shona - shona@atlasarts.org.uk / 01478 611143.
Venues:
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums and Creative Learning- Aberdeen City Council, An Lanntair, Artecology & Quay Arts at Hullabaloo, ATLAS Arts, Comar, Focal Point Gallery, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Grundy Art Gallery, MOSTYN, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Scarborough Art Gallery, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, Tate St Ives, The Customs House, The Fruitmarket Gallery, The National Trust & The Atkinson, The National Trust & Berwick Visual Arts, The National Trust & CCA Derry-Londonderry, The National Trust at Studland Bay, The Pier Arts Centre, Tide and Time Museum, Turner Contemporary, Whitstable Biennale, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.
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