Dazzle Ship Scotland announcement

We are delighted to be partnering with 14-18 NOW to commission Turner Prize nominee Ciara Phillips to “dazzle” a ship in the historic port of Leith as part of our 2016 Edinburgh Art Festival Commissions Programme.
To mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, Ciara Phillips, artist and a long-term resident of Scotland, will “dazzle” the iconic vessel MV Fingal, berthed in the historic port of Leith. Phillips will put her own spin on the astonishing patterns that adorned battle-ready ships in Leith one hundred years ago. Phillips’ design will be the fourth in the Dazzle Ship series, initiated by Liverpool Biennial in partnership with 14-18 NOW, and which has already produced some of the most striking symbols of the centenary commemoration period to date. The ship, a former northern lighthouse tender now owned by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, will be unveiled in May and will form a central element of our 2016 festival.

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