Shelter Stone- The Artist and The Mountain will be launched at the Shelter Stone Howff in the heart of the Cairngorms at noon on Sunday 18th June 2017. All welcome!
Eddie Summerton, who curated this project, invited 70 artists and writers to contribute visual artworks and poems, inspired by their connections to mountains, to be included in Shelter Stone- The Artist and The Mountain publication.
Eddie’s words: “Publications are currently being printed and will be distributed throughout the UK, Iceland and the Alps in bothies and shelters.
The publications will be printed on 55-gram newsprint (think of your traditional newspaper weight) which will act more efficiently, if required, as the survivalist tool in the bothy, which is what we are offering (toilet paper/ fuel for a fire etc).
The publication will be exhibited in The Visual Research Centre of The DCA in November 2017 to coincide with the Dundee Mountain Film Festival (the longest running mountain film festival in the UK).
At the end of the year cycle in July 2018, the publication will be presented within a related Edinburgh Festival exhibition that I am curating in the Octagon Rooms of the RSA, Edinburgh. This small exhibition will feature some of the project artists, but not necessarily with the works within the publication.”
The artists involved are:
Shelter Stone – The Artist and the Mountain
Georgia Rose Murray
Museum of Loss and Renewal
Seton and Audrey Gordon
The Armchair Mountaineering Club