The first Dazzle Ship in Scotland has been unveiled on Leith Dock by Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) and 14-
Dazzle Ship Scotland, the first in Edinburgh Arts Festival's programme of public art commissions, has been 'dazzled' by Turner Prize-
Every Woman is co-
Dazzle was a technique invented by the British marine artist Norman Wilkinson during the war where ships were covered in abstract designs and disorientating shapes to prevent the enemy from determining their range, speed and direction of travel.
In developing her design for Dazzle, Phillips was drawn to the largely untold histories of women in the First World War, inspired by the team of women who worked under Wilkinson to develop the dazzle designs. Women also worked as telegraphists and signallers, and Phillips' design includes a message in Morse code embedded within the design in retro reflective paint reading 'Every Woman a Signal Tower'. The message will shine out in the darkness, celebrating the ship's former role as a supplier to remote lighthouses.
Ciara joins a number of artists including Sir Peter Blake, the Godfather of pop art, best known for designing the 1967 Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover, to undertake a dazzle ship commission. And from today the public can use their smartphones to learn about the role of dazzle ships in WW1 and create their own dazzle designs using brand new artwork.
Dazzle It allows smartphone users to use the new artwork, as well as that of Sir Peter Blake, as inspiration to create their own dazzle designs then apply their creations to a 3D model, including a ship and a rubber duck, and view it via an augmented reality scene.
Jenny Waldman, Director of 14-
The app follows the series of three Dazzle Ship commissions: Induction Chromatique à Double Fréquence pour l'Edmund Gardner Ship / Liverpool. Paris 2014 by Carlos Cruz-
About Edinburgh Art Festival
Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK's largest annual festival of visual art, offering the chance to experience the best contemporary Scottish, UK and international artists in the context of exhibitions of some of the most important artists and movements of the 20th Century and historical periods. Attracting nearly 300,000 attendances in 2015, Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) brings together the capital's leading galleries, museums and artist-
About Dazzle Ships
Bloomberg Philanthropies -
Bloomberg Philanthropies' mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: public health, environment, education, government innovation and the arts. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg's charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2015, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed over half a billion dollars, and it has a history of supporting creative and innovative public art. In 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies supported artist Tobias Rehberger's Dazzle Ship in London as part of 14-
Dazzle Ship Scotland, the first in Edinburgh Arts Festival’s programme of public art commissions, has been ‘dazzled’ by Turner Prize-
Monday – Sunday 2 June – 28 August 2016
MV Fingal, Prince of Wales Dock Leith, EH6 7DX