The Scottish Maritime Museum will be hosting a new exhibition called ‘Painting with Sound – Short Walks along the West Coast of Scotland’. It is a unique presentation of artist Keith Salmon’s personal encounters with the Scottish landscape, using both sound and painting.
Recently, Keith started making sound recordings on his trips to help him capture the essence of these beautiful and wild places in his paintings. The sound recordings have become an integral part of his exhibitions, and he collaborates with sound engineers Graham Byron and Drew Kirkland to create finished video soundscapes to accompany his paintings.
Keith’s passion for hillwalking began at the tender age of 10, thanks to his father’s influence. Over the last 50 years, he has explored different landscapes across Britain. Since relocating to Irvine in 1998, he has created all his work by exploring the wild and remote parts of Scotland.
The exhibition showcases 23 of Keith’s latest paintings, out of which 17 are accompanied by soundscapes. You can experience the artwork and soundscapes simultaneously in the exhibition space. Alternatively, you can also scan a QR code with your mobile phones to access full-length video soundscapes and listen through your own earbuds.
The collection of paintings and sounds depict various locations, such as Sandwood Bay in the far Northwest of Scotland, Garlieston, and the salt marshes at the Crook of Baldoon on the Solway Firth.
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