Meet the artist with ‘River Connections’

Members of the public will have the chance to meet Artist, Mary Bourne on Monday 14 September when she will be working outdoors on Huntly Street, Inverness from 2 – 6pm.

Commissioned by The Highland Council’s Inverness City Arts Group (ICArts) – Mary will be working on her ‘River Connections’ project which is part of an ICArts initiative to enhance the streetscape along the banks of the River Ness, complementing the works of the River Ness Flood Alleviation Project.

Mary has been carving specially commissioned poems by poet Ken Cockburn into the stone paving and coping stones and will be installing etched steel plaques on the flood wall relating to the wildlife, geography and history of the river. She will be delighted to talk to anyone interested about her work on Huntly Street.

Provost of Inverness, Councillor Helen Carmichael said: “Mary Bourne’s ‘River Connections’ is the first of a series of exciting public arts projects commissioned by ICArts which will make a lasting impression on the future cultural and artistic landscape of our city centre.”

Chair of ICArts, Councillor Ken Gowans added: “As Mary’s work will contribute to a new focus and vibrancy with lasting impact on the River Ness area I would urge locals to take the opportunity to meet one of the artists who will be making a cultural and social difference to their local community.”

The £60,000 River Connections commission is the first part of a £750,000 River Ness public arts project which has been commissioned by The Highland Council’s Inverness City Arts Working Group and is funded by The City of Inverness Common Good Fund, Creative Scotland, The Highland Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).”

11 Sep 2015
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