'Headlands to Headspace' - Morecambe Bay Partnership’s Landscape Art Commissions

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Sat, 01 Sep 2018 10:00 to Sun, 31 Mar 2019 16:00

'Headlands to Headspace' - Morecambe Bay Partnership’s Landscape Art Commissions

Inspired by the Bay’s spectacular natural beauty and unique cultural heritage

Morecambe Bay's unending horizons, rich mosaic of habitats, precious nature and ancient heritage have inspired this exciting storytelling, part of a series of significant new artworks to be placed around the Bay as part of Morecambe Bay Partnership's Headlands to Headspace programme.

Between July 2018 - March 2019, visitors and locals will encounter 'Headlands to Headspace' - sculptural installations and performance works, celebrating the unique history of the largest intertidal area in the UK, where four estuaries join to form a landscape of spectacular scale and grandeur.

From Birkrigg Common at the north to Sunderland Point in the south, Headlands to Headspace works will include:

'Horizon Line Chamber' - A permanent sculpture from internationally-renowned land artist Chris Drury,

'SHIP' - a striking evocation of Viking heritage from sculptor Anna Gillespie,

'Settlement' - a mysterious series of temporary dwellings from British sculptor and environmental artist Rob Mulholland (Saturday 1 - Sunday 9 September and Saturday 15 - Sunday 30 September)

Longways/Crosswise - an immersive dance performance from Jenny Reeves & Ellen Jeffrey (Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September) and

'Made by the Moon' and 'Bracken and Bones' - intrepid performance storytelling from Emily Hennessey.

The Bay itself is the unifying feature of the works.

Artists have interpreted, imagined and meditated on the vast, shining sands, the ceaseless rhythm of the tides, the narrative of man's work shaping the land and centuries of fishing, seafaring and trade to produce work imbibed with our area’s spectacular natural beauty and fascinating heritage.

We invite you to experience the works and celebrate our amazing landscape with public art commissions, artist talks, hands-on workshops and immersive performances.

Find out more about each artists work here and in the events listings and sign up to our newsletter for information on events.


Events Highlights

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 10:00 to 12:00
North Walney Beach Clean

Volunteers new and old are most welcome, just meet at the West Shore car park (Earnse Bay). Sat navs should use the postcode LA14 3XZ. All equipment is provided, but if would be very helpful if you could bring your own work gloves.

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 9:30 to 14:00
Morecambe Bay's Tidal Islands : Guided walk to Piel Island

Meeting Point: Walney Island.  Full details of the meeting point will be sent out to those registered ahead of the walk. 

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:00 to 15:00
Morecambe Battery Beach Clean

Are you looking for an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Morecambe Bay and meet some new people?

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