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Gairloch Museum in Wester Ross to showcase coastline artwork exhibition by Kevin J Healy

By Philip Murray

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One of Kevin J Healy's artworks.
One of Kevin J Healy's artworks.

ART inspired by the beauty of ocean coastlines is set to delight museum-goers after an exhibition got under way in Wester Ross this month.

Artist Kevin J Healy’s “Global Shorelines” exhibition visits Gairloch Museum in March and April. As well as his own art, there is also a second strand to the exhibition.

This “photographic” strand features images contributed to the Global Shorelines Project from around the world, with some recognised names in the world or art, nature and literature – including Alison Dunlop, Paul Murton and Sir Chris Bonnigton.

Kevin J Healy.
Kevin J Healy.

Mr Healy’s art uses a wide array of materials and mediums to capture the qualities of coastlines.

He said: “Since retiring my wife and I have been able to travel and explore coastal areas, but as well as finding this deeply inspiring and uplifting, we couldn’t help but realise the impact of our – and all - human travel, of plastics and litter in some areas.”

He has created a book to accompany the exhibition, with all proceeds going to the Marine Conservation Society UK.

Together with this global perspective, Peter Cunningham and colleagues from the Gairloch Marine Eco Group will be sharing some information and footage about Gairloch’s marine environment. A preview event was held at the museum last night (Friday). Global Shorelines will be on display until April 22.

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