The Forthline Project - Exhibition

01 December 2021 - 05 December 2021
In-Person Event
Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick
Culture Nature & Biodiversity
Two people and a dog walking along a quiet beach on a sunny day

200 artists and crafters have come together to produce a breath-taking illustrated story of the Firth of Forth coastline, bringing history, communities, wildlife, and fears for the future together into an exquisite series of multimedia squares. Conceived during the dark days of winter lockdown, this project combines the passionate reflections of two hundred different people about a 1km part of the Forth coast that is special to them. A long storyline of enmeshed crafted memories and visions of the Forth has emerged, linking the Fife, Edinburgh and East Lothian coasts, biodiversity, people and communities. Many people have focused on the coast's local history and wildlife, its beauty and diversity, and the many species and memories that have been lost. While frustration and anger about marine degradation and pollution can be seen in many pieces, there is also heartfelt hope for the future.

Edinburgh Shoreline invites you to come and enjoy the artwork, learn more about the project, and explore some of the important themes raised by the artists at the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick.. Entry to this exhibit will be free, but donations are welcomed.

Please also check out the fly over videos created for this project, voiced by Gerda Stevenson who provides wonderful songs and narrates the crafters words. The videos includes powerful messages about what the artists value, what has been lost and hopes for the future.

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