Fancy a New Exhibition in your area?

11 October 2011

Fancy a New Exhibition in your area?

There's an exciting exhibition being held at An Lanntair in Stornoway until the 19th of November. This new exhibition is by Moira MacLean and is open to touring other areas, so if you know of a gallery near you that would like to grab this opportunity and could provide a suitable space to exhibit the works then please ask them to contact An Lanntair directly to discuss possible options (www.lanntair.com).  

 

Background to the Exhibition:

The Outer Hebrides are saturated in tradition, custom and folklore, drawing on Irish (Gaelic) culture, Scandinavian (Viking) influence and all parts between. An island, a village, a house can be a crucible for beliefs and practices, where culture grows as on a Petri dish.

The talented Moira MacLean is from Lewis and is an MFA graduate from Grays School of Art, Aberdeen. She has immersed herself in the past by 'raiding' the abandoned croft houses on the Islands to explore issues of dereliction, decay, transience and diaspora, notably from a female, domestic perspective.

Buisneachd focuses and assembles these ideas. It is about the home, the hearth, the earth and the ether. Rescued domestic detritus, mirrors, bibles, maternal paraphernalia, accretions of wallpaper and images of abandoned spaces, insinuate unseen forces and malign, influences.

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Scotland’s Islands - the events, exhibitions and activities happening all year round.

We list every event we hear of, large and small, taking place on the islands of Scotland or taking place elsewhere and relating to Scotland's Islands. They provide a unique opportunity to savour the diversity and excitement of island life. Check our our facebook page for general updates too - http://www.facebook.com/ScotlandsIslands.  


There has never been a better time for you to visit Scotland's Islands, to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and unspoilt beaches, to get close to dramatic wild-life, learn about our heritage, participate in a great range of activities, and enjoy our music, food and drink.


All this on some of our 99 inhabited islands large and small (and many more uninhabited) accessible by sea and air in six regions: Argyll & Bute, Highland, North Ayrshire, Orkney, Outer Hebrides and Shetland.

 

 



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