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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

‘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 ›

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 ›

WAVE/ING at Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Jini Rawlings

26 May -1 September 2012

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Aberdeen Maritime Museum 26 May – 1 September 2012     Jini Rawlings  has produced new work based on the log of Aberdeen trawl skipper Alfred Craig and a 19th century journal by Elizabeth Jane Oswald. ‘Bound for Iceland’ combines Craig’s personal testimony from his posting to wartime Iceland with film footage from the artist’s voyage... 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 ›

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 ›