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First There is a Mountain

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Glenbrittle Beach

Carbost

IV47 8TA

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Join us for a special event to transform Glenbrittle Beach into sand mountains as part of artist Katie Paterson's new participatory artwork First There is a Mountain.

First There is a Mountain invites the public to sculpt beaches into mountains of sand to form micro-geologies, using specially created 'bucket and spade' sets which are scale models of famous mountains: Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Shasta (USA), Mount Fuji (Asia), Stromboli (Europe) and Uluru (Oceania). These sets will be available to use on the day.

The artwork will tour twenty-five high-profile venues and their local sandy beaches over British Summer Time 2019, for a series of one-off events, creating a time-based topographical map orchestrated against a backdrop of tidal times. Twenty-five new texts responding to each coastal location have been produced by celebrated writers, which will be read aloud at the start of each event.

How to get involved:
1. Builder – Join us on the beach, get your buckets and spade and build the world's mountains. All ages and abilities welcome.
2. Spectator – Join us on the beach and watch as it is transformed into a new mountain range at the base of the magnificent Black Cuillin.
3. Volunteer – If you’d like to help out why not volunteer (contact
shona@atlasarts.org.uk to find out how.)

The event is free and everyone is welcome. Please register so we can anticipate numbers.

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