The Dazzle Ship in Leith, Edinburgh

Posted on Jul 12, 2016
The Dazzle Ship in Leith, Edinburgh

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Stunning reflections of the mesmerising Dazzle Ship by Ciara Phillips, in Leith as part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2016.

The contemporary coloured Dazzle Ship docked in Leith (near Ocean Terminal) was designed by the Turner Prize-nominated artist Ciara Phillips and will be available to see until August 28th.

Ciara Phillips’ Every Woman was co-commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and is actually the fourth Dazzle Shipto be commissioned after similar works in London and Liverpool which collectively commemorate the period from 2014 to 2018.

It wasn’t until I got up close to the shear size of the bold strokes of colour that I fell in love with the piece.

These unmissable floating artworks provide a visual connection to the hundreds of Dazzle Ships that crossed the seas during the First World War.

I had passed the ship by car and seen it from a distance but it wasn’t until I got up close to the shear size of the bold strokes of colour that I fell in love with the piece. Go and see it on the Prince of Wales Dock where there is also information panels telling the story of this artwork and more about the history of Dazzle Ships.

You can also get involved by creating your own ‘dazzle’ design on the Dazzle It App, follow the 14-18 Now link below to find out more.

Ciara Phillips

Edinburgh Art Festival website

14-18-Now website

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1 Comment

  1. Sean Scottish Design exchange
    July 14, 2016

    Hello Sir quick customer query I have a chap called Derek that loves your Heart Of Midlothian print and he wanted to buy it but wasn’t to keen on it not being numbered as I can see it’s not limited edition so it must be an open ended print at £28.50. So he asked me to keep it behind the till for him but he also wanted you to contact him directly as I mentioned you do commissions and also could still have the original to sell maybe. If you could contact him but please also pencil me into the email so I will know what’s going on thanks so much Sean.

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