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Taming Ægir – Just Transition artist residency

In collaboration with Lyth Arts Centre in Wick, the MASTS Marine Renewable Energy Forum and POP have supported artist Morag Currie through spring and summer 2021 to become the Lyth Arts Environmental Artist in Residence. Using traditional music techniques, Morgan engages public audiences while exploring the topic of marine renewable energy and ‘just transitions’.

Her work titled “Taming Ægir” premiered on the 16th October 2021 at Pulteneytown People’s Project as part of the Lyth Art Centre’ Nothern Lights Festival.

Morag’s works showcases her new audio visual exploration into the Pentland Firth tidal streams, and more of her outputs will be shared here.

This innovative and experimental collaboration will combine culture, community and science, aiming to improve understanding, engagement and conversation around ocean issues and opportunities in local communities. Topics to explore include the coexistence of development and nature, the role of science in our lives and society’s relationship to the ocean and coast.

For more information see Environment Artist in Residence: Morag Currie – Lyth Arts Centre

Chris Leakey, POP Coordinator said “We are delighted to support this creative exploration and expression of marine and offshore energy and the shift towards ‘net zero’ in tackling the climate crisis. The importance of this transition for people and planet cannot be understated. Science and scientists have an important role and are working closely with government and businesses towards this shared goal. However, it is also essential that communities and society at large come on this journey and help determine its path. This project will explore new ways to start and develop that conversation.”

Press coverage in the John O’Groat Journal and Caithness Courier: WATCH: Morag Currie new environment artist in residency at Lyth Arts Centre (johnogroat-journal.co.uk)

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