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


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 ›

Ditty Boxes. John Cumming, Cecil Tait

Gunnar Jónsson, Hringsól 4 (Wander around 4), 7 minute video loop, 2012

24 February 2013 On the invitation of Imi Maufe and Rona Rangsch, joint curators of this themed exhibition, The Ditty Boxes formed part of “Voyage – sea journeys, island hopping and trans-oceanic concepts “, at the Künstlerhaus, Dormund. I travelled, via Copenhagen, to Dortmund for the hanging and opening of this show. Most of the... Read More ›

Archive Letter

Archive Letter by Jennifer Wilcox, from the 'Hiort' St Kilda Project. Copyright Jennifer Wilcox.

Archive Letter by Jennifer Wilcox, from the ‘Hiort’ St Kilda series. Read More ›


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

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 ›

St Kilda / Hiort

Ian McNee, NTS Warden. Photo by Jennifer Wilcox

A view from the edge Walking around the seabird colonies of St Kilda today is a very different experience from what it would have been 100 years ago. There has been a drastic decline in seabird numbers during the 20th century and through to the new millennium. At the time of the evacuation of St... Read More ›

Alison Turnbull Exhibition

We Crossed The Minch, Alison Turnbull, 2012

“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 ›

Plane Crash

Plane Crash by Jennifer Wilcox, from the 'Hiort' St Kilda Project. Copyright Jennifer Wilcox.

Plane Crash by Jennifer Wilcox, from the ‘Hiort’ St Kilda series. Read More ›