I spent three weeks in June 2018 with artist’s; Heli Kontinnen, Kimmo Ylönnen and Leon Patchett at the Saari residence in South West Finland. Our project is investigating water in all its many manifestations. As part of this we did a community workshop building a waterwheel from found materials.
As part of ATLAS Editions, I was commissioned to create a limited edition artwork that reflects my long-held interest in the plant life of the Isle of Skye. I was inspired by Britain’s only deciduous grass, known as purple moor-grass, Molinia caerulea in Latin and Fianach in Gaelic.
Caroline Dear will be running the workshop: at IMAG on 15 July 2017 10:30 – 15:30. The Thread, Rope and String workshop is supporting the Valhalla – Life and Death in Viking Britain exhibition and will teach the basics of how the Vikings held things together. To book a place on this adult workshop, please telephone 01463 237114 or email Inverness Museum
My work will be part of the exhibition ‘Imprints of time’ at The Glenview, Skye, with Kirsty Faulds and Alison McLaggan – 1st May to 2nd June 2017. This exhibition has been inspired by The Glenview and it’s surroundings: the changes through time, the people, the environment and the history.
Delivering the upcoming workshop: ‘Binding, coiling and rope-making using local plants’ at An Lanntair, Stornoway, to accompany the Naked Craft exhibition Thursday 20th and Friday 21st April 2017. Naked craft network
The mantles from the Encircled by Gold exhibition have been selected to show at Spring Select 2015 as part of SITselect of Stroud International Textiles. The work developed over a period of years researching an archaeological site on the Isle of Skye. For the exhibition I developed a series of three mantles using plants associated with Brigid, namesake of the site. I produced a book which elaborates on the story – which can be purchased here.