Fancy a New Exhibition in your area?
11 October 2011
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
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
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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