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Torry Ecomuseum Project Celebratory Open Day: Exhibition and Coastal Walk

Join Torry Ecomuseum Project‘s celebratory open day involving an exhibition and a coastal walk to mark the completion of the 2021 edition of the project.

  • Exhibition 12-4pm (opening remarks 12pm)
  • Coastal Walk at 12.30pm (approx.2.5h walk)

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, but the place is limited so booking is essential through Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/torry-ecomuseum-project-celebratory-open-day-exhibition-and-coastal-walk-tickets-191445848687

Historic Environment Scotland supported Torry Ecomuseum Project (TEP), as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters initiative, is an ongoing virtual community arts project in Covid era. Since its launch in January 2021, TEP has been visually mapping the Torry community’s enduring relationship with its built and natural environment, specifically waterways and varied coastal settings, through people’s participation in sharing related pictures and stories.

During the opening remarks, participants will be joined virtually by the members of Torry’s international twinning community, Yubari in Japan who have been working on an image exchange strand of TEP.

The TEP exhibition will include submitted Torry’s waterways/coastal pictures, as well as the exchange between 24 community members of Torry and Yubari. The full digital map is available online and can be continually added to: http://oldtorry.org.uk/tep/

The coastal walk provides opportunities to take images to add to the online presentations. The participants will meet Dr Andrew Whitehouse, an environmental anthropologist who is a keen birdwatcher, to deepen the experience and knowledge about the built and natural environment of Torry. There will also be a time to hear stories of the area, the sea and waterways from Pauline Cordiner, a storyteller from Grampian Association of Storytellers.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, but the place is limited so booking is essential through Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/torry-ecomuseum-project-celebratory-open-day-exhibition-and-coastal-walk-tickets-191445848687

Notes for participants:
– If you join the coastal walk, please check the weather forecast and bring your own water bottle, extra layers, hat etc if necessary. The walk is an outdoor coastal walk which could involves limited, wet, slippery, rocky or slightly hilly parts. Therefore, outdoor/waterproof clothing with good walking/sports shoes are strongly recommended.
– Bring your own face mask.
– Children and pets are the responsibility of the accompanying parent or guardian.
– There is no public toilet during the coastal walk route. (The Old Torry Community Centre has a toilet for visitors.)

Dr Andrew Whitehouse, an environmental anthropologist at University of Aberdeen researching nature conservation, landscape, and human-bird relations.
– Pauline Cordiner, a storyteller from The Grampian Association of Storytellers (GAS).

Coastal Walk Map:

Funded by:
Historic Environment Scotland; The Stafford Trust; and St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation.

The TEP is organised by the OTCCA SCIO with collaborative support from Naoko Mabon (curator), Stewart Aitken (theatre director, manager and actor), Manami Sato (director at Shimizusawa Project) and Dr Leslie Mabon (The Open University, and Future Earth Coasts Fellow). Additional support from Yvette Bathgate, Jake Shepherd, and Abby Beatrice Quick.

Website & Exhibition development by LFI Creative.