The Sea, the Sails, and the White, White Blades

A new work by Stephen Hurrel

Join us for the opening of the final installment of our current exhibition North Sea Hitch by Stephen Hurrel and the premiere of a new video installation by the artist.

Preview: Friday 1 August, 6pm | All welcome

Exhibition continues: Saturday 2 August - Sunday 31 August | 10am - 5pm daily

The Sea, the Sails, and the White, White Blades is a new work exploring our evolving relationship to the sea and its potential futures by Scottish artist Stephen Hurrel. Made during a residency in Helmsdale this summer, the premiere of the work at Timespan forms the final installment of North Sea Hitch, a changing exhibition of the artist’s work that brings Scotland’s northern seascapes into our northerly gallery.

This three-screen video installation, incorporating sculptural and found objects, is a direct response to Helmsdale and the north-east coast of Scotland at a particular point in history. The installation collapses time and place to explore ideas of innovation and progress relating to industries of the sea, and locates these activities within the ongoing cycles of nature and local traditions.

At the time of developing this new work, approval was given for a major off-shore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, consisting of 326 wind turbines. Once built, it will become the third largest off-shore wind farm in the world.

Artists at this event