Dunbar Arts Trust - Taking a Line

August 2010

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Dunbar Arts Trust aims to be at the centre of an active arts network which will contribute to a vibrant, accessible and contemporary arts culture.


Taking a Line is the theme for this year. The programme of events has been designed to generate opportunities for connecting people, places and ideas. Taking a Line has actively promoted collaboration between local groups and organisations, including the Peter Potter Gallery, Dunbar Harbour Trust, John Muir's Birthplace and Sustaining Dunbar.

A previous project entitled Taking a line....by Hill, Plough and Burn involved a group of artists and writers sharing their experience of East Lothian's cultural and natural heritage, including geology and archaeology.



Taking a Line....to Coast, Sea and Safe Harbour is a group show of established and emerging artists who explore the theme through painting, artist's books, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and 'site specific installation'. The exhibition is split across two venues - John Muir's Birthplace on Dunbar High Street and McArthur's store, the recently restored fisherman's warehouse at Dunbar Harbour.


 

...Work by established and emerging artists; inspired by journeys through the unique environment of our region and its diverse heritage.

ARTISTS:
Aileen Bannatyne..........
Anna Davis................... 
Carmen Ambrozevich...
Catriona Blyth............... 
Lucy Dunce...................
Helen Johnson..............
Irene Blair.....................
Jonathan Freemantle.....
Judith Rowan................
Lesleymay Miller...........
Ross Combe..................
Susie Goodwin..............




The well attended opening of the show held in the naturally lit corridor conversion at John Muir's Birthplace Museum demonstrated a real appetite for the visual arts in Dunbar and East Lothian and served to illustrate the lack of permanent provision.


The show - diverse and engaging - made clear the high standard of professional practice in the area and added momentum for the calls to East Lothian Council (amongst other bodies) for assistance with permanent provision.