An art piece based on a screw pump is to be installed at an Aberdeen community energy project.
An artist-in-residence is to research Aberdeen Community Energy, based at Donside Village, and their Donside Hydro scheme before creating a piece based on the Archimedes screw.
The record breaking equipment, which was installed on site near the Donside Village in 2016, weighs nearly 25 tonnes, and is almost 30ft long and more than 15ft wide.
It is believed that it’s the biggest of its kind in the UK.
The Archimedes screw turbine, together with a gearbox, generator and inverter generates electricity for export to the national grid, after being fed water from a channel cut into the bend of the Don.
Hannah Imlach, a Scottish visual artist who creates sculpture informed by environmental research, has been chosen as the artist-in-residence for the scheme, and will be behind the project.
She focuses on site-specific commissions, and often takes on projects which give her an opportunity to work directly with scientists and environmental researchers.
So far, she has been developing work in Peacock Visual Arts as part of experimentation for the project, with the creative firm behind the residency.
It is also supported by the Royal Scottish Academy Residencies for Scotland award.
Aberdeen Community Energey announced the news of the new piece earlier this month.
Hydro director Jane Fullerton said: “We are really excited about the art installation.
“Hannah is a very interesting artist and we think it’s absolutely fantastic that she has been inspired by us.
“She was here recently for a visit and she took some really good photos and footage.
“We are really excited to see how the finished product turns out.
“It’s great that she has chosen the hydro and we can’t wait to see it when it’s been installed.”
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Hannah, pictured above, said: “At this stage the outcome will be an exhibition of sculptural, print and photographic works inspired by community energy, a topic I have worked with since 2015 at Peacock Visual Arts.
“A sculpture inspired by the River Don and the community hydro will hopefully follow at a later date.”