Thursday, 8 August 2013

Art on the Isle of May - Sunday 18th August 2013

Art on the Isle of May - Sunday 18th August 2013

The island has inspired artists over the years, this day is a chance to see and hear some of these and maybe see the island in different eyes.....

There is lots going on as part of this event.


To mark the Year of Natural Scotland, Fife’s rich natural heritage is being celebrated through an ambitious knitting project.
Bringing together knitters from across the county, the project is the result of collaboration between members of Fife Council’s Biodiversity Team and staff at SNH’s Cupar office. 
From a list of animals, plants, birds, fungi and invertebrates which are iconic, threatened or play an important role in Fife, the talented group produced some wonderful items, everything from earthworms to dolphins, fly agaric toadstools to seaweed.  Great-crested newts, bluebells and kingfishers also feature.
Launched at the Fife Show in May, the knitted plants and animals are now on tour around the Kingdom.  They’ve already appeared at the Fife show and landed at the Earthship visitor centre in Kinghorn and have served as clues in a treasure trail at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve’s Open Day.
Everywhere they go, they attract plenty of attention, providing opportunities to raise awareness of Fife’s non-knitted nature!
If you’d like to see more of the knitted plants and animals, like Fife’s Knitted Nature Facebook page. 

Claire will be telling stories back in the South Horn. The ever popular face painters will be back. 

Photographer Celine Marchbank will be displaying some of her work in the Mousehouse.

With scenary like this, it is easy to see why so many have been inspired over the ages.

The May Princess, Colin Murray on the RIB Osprey and Seabird Centre are all taking bookings for this event.

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