Grounded. Judith Parrott

Exhibition 23 July - 3 August; workshop, talk 2 - 3 August. Part of Culture 2014

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Grounded is an exhibition of photographic prints, audiovisual, sound and prose, resulting from residencies with Wangkangurru, Arrarnta and Arrernte people of the Central Australian Desert, and with Gaelic speaking communities of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The exhibition will be launched at XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014. Follow Judith’s Grounded blog at http://judithparrott.wordpress.com/ Arriving in... 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 ›

Sexy Peat/Tìr mo Rùin

Pàipear-taighe - Deirdre Nelson

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See more of Deirdre’s work at http://cargocollective.com/dstitch twitter.com/dstitch 6 October: Pàipear-taighe I have been gathering imagery of all the small things from the moor and on my last visit to Lewis I visited Alison Macleod in her studio.   She is a textile designer/artist from The Isle of Lewis whose designs are inspired by her... Read More ›

Sexy Peat / Tìr mo Rùin. Highland Print Studio/Cape Farewell: Year of Natural Scotland 2013

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery 8 March - 5 April 2014

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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 ›

Air falbh leis na h-eòin – Away with the Birds: Culture 2014

Isle of Canna, August 2014

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Hanna Tuulikki’s body of work exploring the mimesis of bird sounds in Gaelic song was described as ‘heartbreakingly gorgeous’ on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Culture Show in January 2014. Performed in collaboration with vocal artists, field recorder Geoff Sample, filmmaker Daniel Warren, Gaelic singer Mary Smith, textile artist Deirdre Nelson and choreographer Rosalind Masson, the... Read More ›

Air falbh leis na h-eòin – Away with the Birds

Hanna Tuulikki's Complete Audio Diary

Compass Hill, Canna. Photo by Hanna Tuulikki

28 June 2013 Listen here to an extract from Hanna’s diary: Voices at Dusk   29 May 2013 Listen here to an extract from Hanna’s diary: Tracing Lines 19 April 2013 The creation of Air falbh leis na h-eòin: Hanna on tumblr 14 January 2013 Listen here to an extract from Hanna’s diary: Meeting Mary... 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 ›

Bird Yarns. Mary Jane Lamond

Artist Diary - Flying in from Nova Scotia

The drive home: safety first

11 June 2012 Just a little news on the Cape Breton flock below…I drove down to Sydney  (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia)  yesterday to meet up with Janice MacKay and Kelly Krawchuk to pick up the Cape Breton flock of Arctic Terns. We met up in a pub and had a great visit, some food and... Read More ›

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

Publication

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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 ›

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 ›

A Gaelic Song. Mary Jane Lamond

Artist Diary – Expedition

Mary Jane Lamond, Jo Royle and Julie Fowlis during the 2011 Scottish Islands Expedition

Watch Mary Jane Lamond, Jo Royle and Julie Fowlis in footage from the 2011 Scottish Islands Expedition. Read More ›

Three Island Reels. Julie Fowlis

Artist Diary – Expedition

Three Island Reels

By Julie Fowlis, filmed during Cape Farewell’s 2011 Scottish Islands Expedition. Read More ›

Uist My Love. Julie Fowlis

Artist Diary – Expedition

Uist My Love

By Julie Fowlis, filmed during Cape Farewell’s 2011 Scottish Islands Expedition. Read More ›

Fraoch à Rònaigh. Julie Fowlis

Artist Diary – Expedition

Fraoch à Rònaigh

By Julie Fowlis, filmed during Cape Farewell’s 2011 Scottish Islands Expedition. Read More ›