Scotland's Islands - 6 Degrees West

17 June 2011



  JUNE 2011



6°WEST , the new artist collective based on the Isle of Mull, has received funding from Hi-Arts and Creative Scotland to have an artist residency on the island of Inch Kenneth in June 2011 as part of the Year of Scotland's Islands.


6°WEST has been giveen the unique opportunity to have complete access to Inch Kenneth house, archive and island by the Barlow family who own the island.


Artist members of the collective taking part are Anne Devine, David Faithfull, Mhairi Killin, Veronica Slater and curator Alicia Hendrick.   Joining 6°WEST during part of the residency will be photographer Shannon Tofts, art critic Georgina Coburn and art historian Murdo MacDonald.


All of the creatives taking part will be responding to this culturally significant island, which has a fascinating history.  An exhibition of the developed work from 6°WEST's residency will be shown as part of the Year of Scotland's Islands and tour internationally.



For more information:


Alicia Hendrick

Curator, 6°WEST

07590 385 571




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