McCaig Tower, Oban, Colmcille Awards Projection Event June 2021, artwork by Alicia Hendrick.

Illuminations bring art and light to Argyll and Bute

In June 2021 McCaig’s Tower in Oban was lit up by projections featuring Colmcille Legacy Award artists. Due to the success of this award scheme, Illuminations, a cross venue projections project was designed and took place on 7 December 2021. This commemorated the birth date of St Colmcille on 7 December 521 AD and celebrated the artistic achievements of all of those supported by The Colmcille Legacy Award. Illuminations took place across Argyll and Bute and was staged at three iconic locations.

Illuminations displayed works created as part of Duais Dìleab Chaluim Chille / The Colmcille Legacy Award Scheme for the first time across the region and linked across borders to mark St Colmcille/Columba birth in Ireland and death in Iona (597 AD). Other events also took place in collaboration with Foras Na Gaeilge Foras Na Gaeilge in Ireland.

Listen to Duais Dìleab Chaluim Chille / The Colmcille Legacy artists on Radio nan Gàidheal (8/12/21 5pm). Or watch their segment at BBC Naidheachdan Facebook


Additional Colmcille events:

Coinneal Cholmcille, Foras Na Gaeilge

Colmcille 1500 | Celebrating The Life And Times Of Colmcille

Judith Parrott At Islay Gaelic Centre

Illuminations Film/Video Competition



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Catriona Patience
Judith Parrott
Róise Nic an Bheatha
Dunoon Castle House Museum
Déirdre Ní Mhathúna
Alicia Hendrick
Gina Macdonald
Thomas Keyes