Wild Eye

As associate curator for Invisible Dust I am curating the Wild Eye project.

Wild Eye is an ambitious outdoor art project that combines world-class sculpture and opportunities to engage with the outstanding wildlife along the North Yorkshire coast. Wild Eye is a collaboration between Invisible Dust and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

The first phase of the project includes commisions by Ryan Gander, Juneau Projects, Rob Mackay and Lucia Scazzocchio.

a scultpure which looks like a dolos on grass by a castle
We are only human (Incomplete sculpture for Scarborough to be finished by snow), 2022 | Ryan Gander. Photo: Jules Lister

We are only human (Incomplete sculpture for Scarborough to be finished by snow) is Ryan Gander’s sculpture for Scarborough Castle headland. The sculpture also functions as a seating structure and a viewpoint for clifftop wildlife and sea views. Inspired by structures used to prevent coastal erosion, the sculpture’s design has been adapted so that its form is only completed if it is snowed on, something increasingly unlikely due to climate change. It draws attention to the important role of the sea in absorbing carbon and slowing climate change and local coastal erosion. The sculpture is made of an innovative low carbon material, incorporating recycled glass and limestone.

Further information on this project by Ryan Gander, including an audio track combining the artist’s voice and the voices of specialists from Yorkshire Wildife Trust and Engllish Heritage here.

More info on the overall project here.

More info on the audio postcards created by Lucia Scazzocchio of Social Broadcasts here.

More info on Sea Songs Soundwalks by Rob Mackay and Scarborough Sixth Form students here.

Future plans for Wild Eye include the development of an outdoor trail of new artworks across the North Yorkshire Coast from some of the UK’s leading visual artists, including a marine viewing platform on Scarborough’s Marine Drive, a collaboration with SeaGrown seaweed farm and a project on the cinder track, an old railway line between Scarborough and Whitby.

We are only human (Incomplete sculpture for Scarborough to be finished by snow), 2022 | Ryan Gander. Photo: Jules Lister
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