North Sea Hitch is a residency and exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Stephen Hurrel. Often working with science and technology to explore the connections between people and place, Hurrel will draw on Helmsdale's coastal location to investigate our evolving relationship with the sea and its potential futures.
Hurrel will attempt a hitch-hiking trip by fishing boats as a way to explore the seascapes, sounds and histories of the seafaring folk along Scotland's northerly coasts. Based on his journeys, and research into various North-sea industries, his work will consider possible futures for the continuing connection between Scotland's northerly coastal communities and the sea.
North Sea Hitch will see Scotland's northern seascapes bought into Timespan's Gallery with an exhibition of Hurrel's existing sea-based pieces alongside new work which will evolve and change as the artist responds to his new environment.