Peat, 1993 Biddy Nicholson (b.1969) Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (High Life Highland) Reproduced with permission by the artist, 2021.
From Monday 27 September

Bright Edge Deep | Online Exhibition

Bright Edge Deep: peatlands in history, cultural heritage, and climate | Online Exhibition

The Bright Edge Deep team presents an online exhibition inspired by the history, cultural heritage and restoration of peatlands. Through a variety of media – imagery and text, film and sound, poetry readings and lectures – the exhibition examines the scientific basis of peatlands as important ecosystems, and their role in capturing climate records and acting as climate mitigators. Visitors can explore this evolving exhibition through four major themes: Wilderness and Nature; Myths, Legends and the Spiritual; Landscapes of Power and Work; The Future of Peatlands. 

Bright Edge Deep is led by a group of art historians, archaeologists and palaeoecologists with a concern for peatland heritage (past), management (present) and restoration (future). They aim to bring together artistic, historical, cultural and scientific representations of peatlands as moderators of climate change to enhance understanding of their role as historic landscapes and ‘wild’ places of cultural and natural value for the future. 

The Team

Dr Nicki Whitehouse, Dr Gareth Beale and Professor Clare Willsdon (University of Glasgow), Dr Tom Gardner (Historic Environment Scotland), Dr Althea Davies (University of St. Andrews) Dr Ben Gearey (University College Cork) & Rosie Everett (University of Warwick).

Online Exhibition presented in partnership with:

  • The Hunterian Art Gallery and Museum, University of Glasgow
  • The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
  • Historic Environment Scotland

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