People walking along the harbour at Girvan tonight might notice something unusual going on with the lighthouse as it is illuminated with projections of a new artwork.

The lighthouse will be lit up from 7pm tonight with nautical themes in a digital piece designed by Claire Luxton as part of a month-long exhibition.

The artwork has been commissioned by Girvan-based firm, Hendrick's Gin, who have released a new product that they're calling Neptunia Gin.

The master distiller at the firm's Girvan distillery, Leslie Gracie, was captivated while on her dog walks by the melody of the waves lapping the Scottish coastline, and wanted to bottle this feeling and so Neptunia gin was born.

To celebrate capturing the essence of the rugged Ayrshire shores of Scotland, Hendrick's have adorned three lighthouses in the UK with stunning, artistic projected transformations.

The Hendrick’s Neptunia Lighthouses at Belle Tout in East Sussex, Bidston Lighthouse on The Wirral, and Girvan – home of the majestic Hendrick’s Gin Palace – have been transformed by the creative mind of contemporary British artist, Claire Luxton, who has been inspired by the peculiar history and landscape of each lighthouse and its local area, as well as the natural world around us.

Commenting on her creations, Claire Luxton said: My practice has always had a deep connection to the ocean and nature, with its mystery something I have always been intrigued by.

"Living in East Sussex, it’s a joy to find such beauty in the raw, unfiltered shorelines that fill me with inspiration.

"Working on this project with Hendrick’s Gin was such a special experience and felt really meaningful to bring home how much we take our coastline for granted.”

James Keen, senior brand manager at William Grant & Sons UK, said: “At Hendrick’s Gin, we aim to inspire the curious to seek out the unconventional – and what better way to celebrate the launch of Hendrick’s Neptunia Gin and the beauty of our coastlines that inspired the delicious liquid, than with stunning, intriguing art installations across the UK’s iconic lighthouses.”

Girvan Harbour Lighthouse was commissioned in 1890 as a safe anchorage for the South Ayrshire coast. Featuring two distinctively emerald lights – the lights called out upon the crashing waves to safely bring home the fisherman that frequented the town - Girvan Harbour now embraces the depiction of ‘The Haven’. 

The Haven will be on display for people to view from 7pm each night throughout the month of April.

Ayr Advertiser: Belle Tout in East Sussex, ‘The Siren’Belle Tout in East Sussex, ‘The Siren’

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