Moving Souls Dance is facilitating a partnership with Upland CIC, RSPB and WWT Caerlaverock in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland to develop a three-year project focused on specific bird migration to Dumfries and Galloway which can inspire contemporary visual arts and storytelling. Special focus will be given to the summer migration of Ospreys and Nightjars that migrate 3000 kilometres from Africa in late March to spend the summer nesting and giving birth to their young birds. The winter migration will focus on Whooper Swans, who migrate from Iceland to WWT Caerlaverock and the White Fronted Goose, who migrate in smaller numbers to Loch Ken and Stranraer from Greenland.
A pilot programme in 2017 will be set up to offer a month-long residency to contemporary visual artists interested in these migratory birds, so brilliantly captured by live webcam. The pilot residency will research the resources of the local partnership and using web and online resources involve our international partners in Iceland and Africa. The current partnership includes Upland; University of Glasgow, RSPB and WWT Caerlaverock, all based in Dumfries and Galloway.
Upland working with RSPB Crook of Baldoon:
Live webcam of Ospreys nesting at WWT Caerlaverock