An audio artwork, 'Nattering' by Morecambe based artist Jamie Jenkinson, is being showcased at Millom Library.

The artwork was developed while Mr Jenkinson was in residency at the University of Cumbria, funded by Arts Council England and Cumberland Council.

His focus during this period was on cultural landscapes and human-nature relationships.

'Nattering' is an expansive audio archive, recorded over 30 days while Mr Jenkinson was bikepacking in the area.

Visitors to the library can listen to re-recorded cassette tapes through headsets, while appreciating an accompanying display of ceramics.

These ceramics, adorned with local flower pressings, have been fired with local pigment.

Nattering is the third in a series of artworks to be revealed to offer additional points of interest along the Cumbrian Coast.

'Nattering' is now at Millom Library'Nattering' is now at Millom Library (Image: Jamie Jenkinson)

Cumberland Council’s director of place sustainable growth and transport, Darren Crossley, said: "The coastal programme aims to strengthen the coastal destination offer for both residents and visitors and increase sustainable employment opportunities by shining the spotlight on Cumbria’s largely undiscovered stretch of coastline."

Mr Jenkinson descibed the Cumbrian coast.

He said: "Cumbria's west coast is a complex place.

"It can be raw, kind, quiet, extreme, dangerous, whimsical, beautiful, surprising; all at once.

"This collection tries to translate some of these feelings, which I hope are felt by Millom Library visitors."

Alison Graham, assistant director for customer solutions at Cumberland Council, said: "We are delighted to provide a welcoming space at Millom Library, situated in Millom Community Hub, for both new visitors and existing library users.

"This is a perfect opportunity for those visiting to engage with art, whilst at the same time developing a greater appreciation for the area’s rich heritage and natural environment.

"Jamie’s artwork is very accessible, and the library’s comfortable surroundings are ideal to allow exploration of the installation.”

Cumberland Council has also supported other initiatives.

It has partnered with artist Chris Brammell for the Eskdale Trail, installed Ryan Gander’s 'Chronos Kairos 23:59' at Seascale, and last month installed Susan Philipsz's 'By Sound Near Sea Wall' at Whitehaven Harbour.

The council is planning to reveal further commissioned artworks at various coastal locations during 2024.

Other elements of the Coastal Programme include improvements to Eskdale Trail and St Bees path, new activities at Muncaster Castle, supporting inclusive cycling events in Whitehaven and Millom, and the nearing completion of the Silecroft cafe.

To keep current with the Coastal Programme, please visit