Andy Crabb’s short film Sea Changes Part 1 documents the Orkney Expedition

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Sea Changes, part 1 featuring Karine Polwart from Andy Crabb on Vimeo. Filmmaker and SAMS artist-in-residence Andy Crabb joined Cape Farewell’s Northern Isles expedition in August/September and reflects here on the first days of sailing in Orkney waters. Sea Changes is the first part of a film about Cape Farewell’s Northern Isles expedition, on board... Read More ›

Sea Change at the Botanics

Exhibition at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 8 November 2013 - 26 January 2014

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Sea Change at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh brings together the work of 28 artists/makers who have sailed with us on the 2011 and 2013 expeditions and undertaken residencies on Mull, Canna, Barra, North Uist, St Kilda, Lewis, Orkney and Shetland. The exhibition includes Sexy Peat/Tìr mo Rùin (Highland Print Studio/Cape Farewell).   Sea Change... Read More ›

The Swan Northern Isles Expedition

See the 2013 Expedition site

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In August 2013, Sea Change set sail with two crews of artists and scientists from Orkney to Shetland via Fair Isle. Sailing on 113-year-old community owned Shetland Fyfie The Swan, the journey took us around Scotland’s most northerly coasts and islands. Click here for Expedition site >   Read More ›

Sexy Peat / Tìr mo Rùin at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Highland Print Studio, Cape Farewell: Year of Natural Scotland 2013.

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Following the success of Sexy Peat/Tìr mo Rùin as part of Sea Change at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, the exhibition transfers to Inverness Museum and Art Gallery in March-April 2014, before returning to its island of origin at An Lanntair, Lewis. Sexy Peat/Tìr mo Rùin artists: Anne Campbell: http://www.annecampbellart.co.uk/ Jon Macleod: http://www.jonmacleod.com/ Kacper Kowalski:... Read More ›

A celebration of GalGael

Sunday 27 January 2013, Govan, Glasgow

Mary Jane Lamond, Allan Macdonald, Mary Smith, Kathleen MacInnes at GalGael

An afternoon of song and story about boats, journeys and navigating change, in celebration of GalGael’s traditional boat-building and furniture-making project in the heart of Glasgow’s former shipbuilding community. With Bird Yarns, Mary Jane Lamond, Wendy MacIsaac, Mary Smith, Inge Thomson, Hanna Tuulikki, Nerea Bello, Allan Macdonald, Nuala Kennedy, Kathleen MacInnes, Alec Finlay. ‘ What a... Read More ›

Things Unspoken / Things Unseen. Andrea Roe, Anne Bevan

Book launch 20 August 2013 at Pier Arts Centre, Orkney

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Things Unspoken Things Unseen by Anne Bevan and Andrea Roe 2 volume artist book Things Unspoken Things Unseen, by Anne Bevan and Andrea Roe, was launched with Cape Farewell’s 2013 Swan expedition at the Pier Arts Centre in August 2013.  Including contributions by Janice Galloway, Jen Hadfield, Kathleen Jamie, Robert Alan Jamieson and Alan Spence,... Read More ›

It’s the Skin You’re Living In installation tour 2013 – David Harradine / Fevered Sleep / Fuel

See the film here, via Fevered Sleep

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  See the film here: It’s the Skin You’re Living In It’s the Skin You’re Living In is a multi-format film project, that explores and challenges existing images of climate change.  Shot in a series of locations from the islands of Svalbard in the High Arctic to a kitchen in a house in London – via... Read More ›

Air falbh leis na h-eòin – Away with the Birds: Tectonics Festival, Culture Show

11 May 2013

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 9 voice version of Air falbh leis na h-eòin (Guth na h-eoòin/Voice of the Bird) ‘highlight’ of Glasgow Tectonics Festival 2013! Hanna and the birds in the Scotsman: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/music/news-and-features/celebrating-birdsong-the-colour-and-complexity-of-avian-airs-1-2915930 Hanna on the Culture Show with Janice Forsyth  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s8vt9     ‘A complete and immersive evocation of place and sense, an attempted re-imagining of wilderness landscapes both... Read More ›

Bird Yarns inspires ‘Tern’, by musician Mick Slaven: Listen here

Deirdre Nelson: Artist Diary March 2013

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Tern, written and performed by Mick Slaven   Listen here Copyright control Mick Slaven, 2013:  www.trickyhat.com/mick-slaven.html Riding the Breeze Bird Yarns made a brief landing at Letham Nights in Fife late last year and managed to share the stage with Coal Town Daisies and The Bevvy Sisters. Letham nights aims to bring high quality music to... Read More ›

Hear Stephen Hurrel on Radio 4

Listen on BBC iPlayer

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Listen to Stephen Hurrel discussing his artist residency at the University of Aberdeen Lighthouse Field Station, Cromarty. Part of BBC Radio 4′s Saving Species series. Read More ›

Dùthchas na Mara – Belonging to the Sea

Downloadable publication by Iain MacKinnon, Ruth Brennan, Stephen Hurrel

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  New research on island fishermens’ relationship to the sea suggests cultural roots to Sound Of Barra dispute A new book investigating the cultural background to the ongoing maritime conflict in the Sound of Barra in the Western Isles is being published this week. The book, called Dùthchas na Mara/Dúchas na Mara/Belonging to the Sea,... Read More ›

‘Particle’ (Things Unseen). Anne Bevan

3 Aug – 16 Sept 2012

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Solo exhibition by Anne Bevan with Shetland Arts (Bonhoga Gallery) and the Shetland Museum and Archive (Pier Store). An installation of sculpture, print and video exploring the microscopic world of our shores and oceans, from the North Atlantic to the Sea of Japan. Anne has collaborated on the project with Dr Kate Darling from the... Read More ›

Ditty Boxes. John Cumming, Cecil Tait in Travelling Light at An Talla Solais, Ullapool

20 April - 19 May 2013

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Shetland/Orkney sculptor John Cumming and Shetland furniture maker Cecil Tait collaborate on Ditty Boxes, an installation based on the hand-made sailors’ boxes designed to hold treasured possessions on hazardous ocean voyages. The ditty boxes have now travelled from Shetland Museum and Archives, Lerwick, to Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney, and on to Künstlerhaus, Dortmund, before returning... Read More ›

Topologies of Air – Ruith Na Gaoithe. Shona Illingworth residency at Taigh Chearsabhagh

Symposium/event November 2013

Shona Illingworth, Balnakiel 2009. Digital video still commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella

‘…the act of envisioning an object or an action in terms of an ecology or lifecycle (whether in a banal commercial sense or within a creative research project) ultimately challenges the classification of that object as a product.’ Jill Bennett, Living in the Anthropocene, 2011 Shona’s project for the Cape Farewell Sea Change project will... Read More ›

CARBON 12

4 May – 16 Sept 2012

CARBON 12 exhibition

CARBON 12, Cape Farewell’s new exhibition opens at Espace Foundation EDF, Paris on 3rd May, with work focusing on the vital exchange between artists and scientists. The exhibition encompasses biodiversity, atmospherics and oceanography – earth, wind and sea. Five artists who have worked with climate scientists exhibit their artworks alongside the scientific enquiry. Artists Lucy... Read More ›

Bird Yarns. Deirdre Nelson

Artist Diary - Arctic terns descend on Glasgow Botanics!

Photo by Deirdre Nelson

  Birdyarns is gathering supporters and followers with each and every landing, each time making connections in new, exciting and unexpected ways . Recently singer Jo Mango (uk.myspace.com/jomango) got in touch having spotted Creative Scotland’s post about the birds landing in Glasgow. Much of her songwriting involves birds in one way or another so she... Read More ›

Na Fir Chlis (Aurora Borealis): Port nan Ròn. Rody Gorman

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  Na Fir Chlis / Aurora Borealis is collection of Gaelic poems by Rody Gorman, inspired by Cape Farewell’s 4-week expedition across the Hebrides in 2011. Port nan Ròn Na bodaich a bh’ ann air feadh Eilean Mhuile, Càite bhon t-saoghal a dh’fhalbh iad uile? Dh’fhalbh iad uile-gu-lèir, nach bu duilich, Thar a’ Chuain Mhòir... Read More ›

Things Unspoken. Anne Bevan, Andrea Roe

23 May – 13 July 2012

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    Things Unspoken presents new work by Edinburgh-based artists Anne Bevan and Andrea Roe at the Royal Society of British Sculptors, London. Both artists work across areas of human and animal behaviour, natural history and the environment, and their work evolves through processes of making and exploring that are associated with the scientists they often... Read More ›

Oliver Rowe’s Pop-up Cafe on Tobermory Beach

22 June 2012

Oliver Rowe's pop-up cafe on Tobermory Beach. Photograph by Kenny Taylor

This summer chef Oliver Rowe cooks local produce in a Pop-up café on Tobermory beach. Read More ›

Mapping the Sea: Barra. Stephen Hurrel

Publication and Installation

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    Mapping the Sea: Barra  is a video installation by artist Stephen Hurrel that draws on local knowledge of uncharted coastal and maritime topography around Barra. This audio-video installation is a response to the collecting stage of a collaborative project with social ecologists Ruth Brennan (SAMS) and Iain MacKinnon (Scottish Crofting Federation), and Barra fishermen. A three... Read More ›

Alison Turnbull Exhibition

10 March – 5 May 2012

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“My exhibition at Talbot Rice brings together recent paintings and drawings, shown in the White Gallery, with a new installation created for the Round Room. The exhibition is conceived as a lexicon of looking, a series of encounters that are displaced and then echoed as one moves through the different rooms and spaces. Painting and... Read More ›

Às an Traigh – From the Shore. Mary Smith, Mary Jane Lamond, Julie Fowlis, Andy Mackinnon

St Kilda film project

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  An interweaving of Gaelic songs, stories, memories and reflections on relationships between people and place on St Kilda, compiled by three acclaimed Gaelic singers, and drawing on the Tobar an Dualchais archive of oral recordings. A collaboration with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, North Uist, and filmmaker Andy Mackinnon. Mary Smith is... Read More ›

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