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First There is a Mountain

Young man with a baby in a sling on his front builds a sand castle.

First There is a Mountain 2019. Image © Katie Paterson. First There is a Mountain is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and Arts Council England.

Date:
21 July 2019

Time:
3.00pm - 6.00pm

Location:
Glenbrittle Beach, Carbost, Isle of Skye IV47 8TA

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01478 611 143

Join us for a very special event at Glenbrittle Beach to build sandcastles in the shapes of mountains from around the world.

Artist, Katie Paterson, has created of a set of ‘buckets and spades’ in the form of world mountains. Each pail is a scale model of five of earth’s mountains: Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Shasta (N. America), Mount Fuji (Asia), Stromboli (Europe), and Uluru (Oceania), nested together in a set.

Twenty-five new pieces of writing are being commissioned to accompany the project, corresponding to each beach location. Each will be conveyed via spoken word at the start of the event. The diverse writings will connect with each locality, relating the artwork to the place, its people, its history and the wider geological context.