Global Energy Group,
Nigg Energy Park, Cromarty Firth,
Easter Ross, Scotland
I have now come full circle, returning in 2020 as artist in residence at Nigg Energy Park in the eastern
Highlands of Scotland. This area is full of my childhood memories. It was here that, as a young artist
in the 1980s/1990s, I drew massive oil platform jackets for the North Sea oil fields being fabricated.
During my residency, among other things I will be following the refit of the Well-Safe Guardian, an
exploration drilling rig being converted into one that decommissions oil and gas wells in offshore
installations, and the servicing of Atlantis’s giant underwater tidal turbine, currently being tested off
the Pentland Firth. I shall also be recording the arrival of components for the new massive offshore
wind farm, 103 turbines, (Moray East Offshore Windfarm) to be sited just north of the Beatrice oil
Field, nearby in the Moray Firth.
Exciting creative times for me amongst this very troubled times in our world of 2020