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‘Eoligarry VI’, Perpetua Pope, The Argyll Collection © The Artist’S Estate
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Call Out For The Argyll Collection, Reconnected Memory Book Project

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Open Call

Deadline Date


As part of The Argyll Collection, Reconnected project, we are looking for submissions to our memory book to be displayed as part of The Argyll Collection exhibition 'Awaken', being developed by Lily Vaughan, Reconnected Trainee. 

“I am looking into the theme of the five senses and the memories that are provoked through our senses. I am sure many people who have grown up in Argyll and Bute or lived here for a long time will have fond memories involving the local area - which is captured beautifully in the Argyll Collection!” Lily Vaughan


How to take part 

If you would like to share your memories and the senses they evoke, please look at the two Memory Provokers below. Memories can be submitted in multiple formats. This can include text, poetry, images, scrapbook items such as stamps, pressed flowers (digitally scanned or photographed) or drawings.

To take part, please send your memories as Word or Google Documents to by 29th March 2024. If you would like to include your own pictures, please send these as a JPEG or PNG.


Please use one of the following artworks as your 'Memory provoker'

Sleck Cow, Katie Horsman

Date acquired- 1967


Eoligarry VI, Perpetua Pope

Date Acquired- 1978


If you need inspiration, below we have made an example of the types of memories we are seeking: 

The artwork “Sleck Cow” by Katie Horsman reminds me of times spent at Ardine Beach in Toward with my family. I remember all the cows in the field allowing their curiosity to take over and surrounding my brother and me as we ate egg mayo sandwiches with the added crunch of sand. I can hear the seagulls squawking loudly overhead, begging for one bite of bread. And, I remember the pungent smell of sea air, partnered with seaweed and wild flowers embracing us warmly with the heat of the sun.”


The Argyll Collection Reconnected is funded by the Art Fund and supported by Argyll and Bute CouncilNational Lottery Heritage FundThe Gannochy Trust,  Bòrd na Gàidhlig and the William Syson Foundation