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Mirrie Light Winter Illuminations
Shetland
Winter 2009-10


This project, conceived by artists Nayan Kulkarni and Roxane Permar, was commissioned by Shetland Arts over the winter of 2009-10. It offered an opportunity for people to help create dynamic light works for ten temporary illuminations in Voe, Haroldswick, Yell, North Roe, Tingwall, Reawick, Bressay, Nesbister, Dunrossness and Snarravoe, Unst. Later all of these works will become part of the exterior illuminations for Mareel, Shetland's new music, cinema and education venue. Much more information about the project is available on the Mirrie Dancers website.

Austin Taylor Photography was appointed Illuminations Photographer for the project and this page is the gallery index for all the individual sites, which shows a selection of each artwork.  The project is now drawing to a close, with the final illumination at the Auld Chapel at Longfield, Dunrossness running until about 23 March 2010.

We should like to express our thanks to the artists Nayan Kulkarni and Roxane Permar for all their help and to Shetland Arts for commissioning us to be a part of this fantastic project and create an amazing portfolio of images.

'Mirrie Dancers' is the Shetland term for the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis.


 

Floating Tin Shed, Voe

 

Tin Shed, Haroldswick

 

Giant's Grave, Lochend, Northmavine

 

Sand Dunes, West Sandwick

Floating Tin Shed, Voe
 22/10/2009 - 10/11/2009

 

Tin Shed, Haroldswick
24/10/2009 - 10/11/2009

 

Giant's Grave, Lochend
 04/11/2009 - 01/12/2009

Sand Dunes West Sandwick
 02/11/2009 - 01/12/2009

 

 

 

 

Glasshouses, Tingwall

 

Reawick Church

 

Garthsness Listening Station

 

Easthouse Croft House

Glasshouses, Tingwall
04/12/2009 - 12/01/2010

 

Reawick Church
14/01/2010 - 01/02/2010

 

Former Listening Station,
Garths Ness
 16/01/2010 - 01/02/2010

 

Easthouse Croft House, Duncansclate, West Burra
07/02/2010 - 22/02/2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aald Haa, Houss

 

Aald Haa, Houss 

 

 

 

 

Aald Haa, Houss, East Burra
07/02/2010 - 22/02/2010

 

Auld Chapel, Longfield,
Dunrossness
28/02/2010 - 23/03/2010

 

 

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