Katie Paterson - First There is a Mountain

Sunday 16 June - Portobello Beach, Edinburgh

Katie Paterson

First There is a Mountain, 2019

Meet at: The Cake Stand, Portobello

50 Promenade, Edinburgh, EH15 2BH


Sunday 16 June,  11am - 1pm 

Free | participation is ticketed 


On the 16th of June First There is a Mountain, a new participatory artwork by Katie Paterson, comes to Portobello Beach.


Head over to Portobello Beach to take part or to watch as participants use a set of buckets in the form of world mountains created by Paterson to build sand mountain ranges across the beach.


The work will play out the world’s natural geography and geology against the sea’s tidal times, as each mountain is formed and eroded within the cycle of a day. Each pail is a scale model of one of five mountains: Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Shasta (N. America), Mount Fuji (Asia), Stromboli (Europe), and Uluru (Oceania).

The event is free and welcome to all.

To participate book your free ticket using the link below.

Please visit The Fruitmarket's website, provided below, for more information.

June 14, 2019