Award-winning ARTIST Katie Russell’s solo exhibition Woven Waves ends its run at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine Harbourside on Sunday, March 29.

Woven Waves weaves together naval history, ground-breaking technology and art to explore the largest ever naval conflict, the Battle of Jutland.

Through Woven Waves: The Jutland Tapestries, Katie reflects on what was arguably the world’s largest naval battle in which over 250 ships and 100,000 men clashed off the west coast of Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula in 1916.

The exhibition also includes the first Scottish showing of extraordinary high resolution images of shipwrecks. Captured during the 2016 Battle of Jutland Centenary nautical archaeology expedition, they reveal what really became of the warships that vanished during that fateful battle.

The images, which were a key inspiration for Katie, were taken by nautical archaeologist and historian Dr Innes McCartney of Bournemouth University, the Sea War Museum Jutland and Danish marine experts JD contractors A/S using multibeam echo scanning technology on the seabed.

They include a scan of the shipwreck of HMS Ardent, an Acasta Class destroyer which in 1916 with all onboard loast except commander Arthur Marsden and one crew member.

Visitors to Woven Waves: The Jutland Tapestries, which is included in general Museum admission, can also enjoy a collection of artworks and objects giving an insight into the history of tapestry weaving and try their hand exploring different weaving techniques on interactive tables.

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