Fair Isle treasures

deirdre nelson

nick studying a sea slug

  On Saturday morning we made our way to  the rock pool at at Muckle Uri Geo. Ready and waiting were a group of young islanders armed with small fishing nets alongside Nick Riddiford, a passionate Fair Isle ecologist.  As they dispersed on their mission, Nick told us about the area and the many species... Read More ›

Sexy Peat/ Tìr mo Rùin – Kacper Kowalski shortlisted for Sony World Photography Awards

Artist Diary 1 November - Kacper Kowalksi. Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

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Congratulations to aerial photographer Kacper Kowalski, who took to the skies of Lewis to photograph the peatlands for his Sexy Peat/Tìr mo Rùin commission. Kacper has been nominated for the Sony World Photography Awards 2014: : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25983313 Those magnificent men in their flying machines Some people call him an aerial photographer. We call him a crazy... Read More ›

Sexy Peat/Tìr mo Rùin

Artist Diary 18 October - Jon Macleod. Territory – Dùthaich

Pentland Road shieling

I have started writing this moor blog whilst on a residency in St.Kilda. It seems that both these places have become defined by the notion of remoteness and as such are comparable. Also the language, culture and archaeology of both are largely shared. To fully experience both St. Kilda and the Moor it is necessary... 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 ›

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 Species & Climate Change

The Global Status Report

Birds

The Global Status Report: A synthesis of current scientific understanding of anthropogenic climate change impacts on global bird species now, and projected future effects. Read More ›

Things Unspoken. Anne Bevan, Andrea Roe

23 May – 13 July 2012

Things Unspoken

    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 ›

Mapping the Sea: Barra. Stephen Hurrel

Timespan, Helmsdale. 5 - 29 July 2014

Two Screen image of Calum A' Chal and Lighthouse Lens

Stephen Hurrel’s Sea Change commission, Mapping the Sea: Barra, will feature in an installation at Timespan Museum and Art Gallery, Helmsdale. Stephen is one of the artists for Generation – Scotland’s largest ever art show –  involving 100 artists in 60 venues, coinciding with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Generation is produced by Glasgow Life and... Read More ›

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

St Kilda film project

Village Bay, St Kilda

  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 ›