The Kelpies, light show by Groupe F

The Kelpies, light show by Groupe F

About the project

This summer, we were invited by UZ Arts to cover the John Muir Festival 2014.  The event opened with a gorgeous night-time arts event on the theme of Scotland as ‘Home’ which also marked the international launch of the nation’s new cultural landmark, The Kelpies and we were delighted to be asked to photograph and film the spectacle.

 

Artist Andy Scott’s colossal 300-tonne, 30-metre high horses heads’ sculptures at Helix Park in Falkirk were brought to life with a breath-taking light, sound and flame performance by Groupe F, the internationally renowned pyrotechnic company which famously lit up the Eiffel Tower at the Millennium. With specially commissioned pieces created by Scottish, homegrown artists, the audience took a night-time promenade through the the park encountering illuminated installations and projections, all taking inspiration from Muir’s quote “going to the mountains is going home”, and creating an atmospheric link between the outdoors and feeling at home.

The Kelpies, light show | by McAteer Photograph

The Kelpies, light show by Groupe F

The Kelpies, light show by Groupe F | by McAteer Photograph

The Kelpies, light show by Groupe F

The Kelpies, light show by Groupe F | by McAteer Photograph

The Kelpies, light show by Groupe F

The Kelpies, light show by Groupe F | by McAteer Photograph

The Kelpies, light show by Groupe F

The Kelpies, light show by Groupe F | by McAteer Photograph

The Kelpies, light show by Groupe F

The Kelpies, light show by Groupe F | by McAteer Photograph

The Kelpies, light show by Groupe F

The Kelpies, light show by Groupe F | by McAteer Photograph

The Kelpies, light show by Group F

Visitors, John Muir Festival 2014, light show | by McAteer Photograph

Visitors

Performance by Oceans Allover | by McAteer Photograph

Performance by Oceans Allover

A light show performance, fishing | by McAteer Photograph

A light show performance, fishing

The Kelpies, Performance | by McAteer Photograph

Performance

The Kelpies, light show | by McAteer Photograph

Sculpture

Sculpture | by McAteer Photograph

Sculpture

Sculpture | by McAteer Photograph

Sculpture

John Muir Festival 2014, light show | by McAteer Photograph

Flags, The John Muir Festival 2014 | by McAteer Photograph

Light show, Home | by McAteer Photograph

Light show, Home

See more of our event shots here.

What we did

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