TWO Dutch artists are set to host a nine day giant art installation on Irvine Beach this month.

Glasgow-based art house Cryptic have chosen Irvine Beach for the UK premiere of Signal-on-Sea, a large-scale, environmental sound installation created by Dutch duo, Strijbos and Van Rijswijk.

The free show, supported by EventScotland through the Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21 and Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund, will run from Friday, July 16 until Sunday, July 25 daily from noon until 10.30pm.

Using 24 long-throw speakers, the show combines operatic all-female voices with an enchanting soundscape amplified across a stretch of the beach overlooking the Isle of Arran.

Their aim is to make every visitor feel part of what they describe as ‘the wonder of nature’.

To accompany Signal-on-Sea artist Heather Lander’s Nearer Future with music by Robert Bentall, in partnership with the Harbour Arts Centre will be on show during the nine days of the exhibition.

Her work is a sonic light sculpture show where she asks where technology has taken us and where it might go next?

Her show is supported by music from a traditional Swedish nyckelharpa.

Cathie Boyd, Artistic Director of Cryptic said: “Cryptic is thrilled to present this UK premiere of Dutch Duo, Strijbos and Van Rijswijk’s, stunning Signal-on-Sea at Irvine beach in summer 2021. This will be a welcome opportunity for the public to experience one of Scotland’s most beautiful beaches as never before.

“From early afternoon through to sunset, dog walkers, joggers, families and picnicers can take a moment to bask in an epic soundscape of beautiful operatic voices through 24 speakers.

“ We thank EventScotland and North Ayrshire Council for their continued support of what is set to be one of Scotland’s cultural highlights this summer.

“Once experienced, never forgotten.”