Meet the artists behind our three Island Residencies, who shared their project experience of working on Argyll's islands. This event was an opportunity to engage with the artist and learn more about their projects, the processes and learning of the residencies.
Each Coastal Cultures project is responsive to the uniqueness of their island locations, and throughout each project, the artists have engaged communities in socially inclusive, imaginative and meaningful ways.
This event was held online on 17 January 2024 and featured:
Jack Lockhart (Tiree)
Filmmaker Jack Lockhart has been working with a small team of collaborators to deliver Between the Tides with Screen Argyll. Between the Tides has provided a range of creative opportunities for the local community to engage with tidal themes and work alongside Jack as he makes a time-lapse film exploring Tiree’s tides.
Alice Stillman and Rhona Dougall (Mull Archipelago)
Alice Stillman and Rhona Dougall have been developing their project Feàrna (Gaelic for Alder), alongside Alasdair Whyte on the project's first phase, using a counter-mapping process as the basis for focused place-based conversations. “We will collectively explore questions important to us. In communities where Gaelic language has suffered rapid decline but where Gaelic culture remains all around us, how can we work meaningfully with and within Gaelic culture?”
Norman Bissell (Luing and neighbouring Slate islands)
Writer and director of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics Norman Bissell has been leading the project Expressing an Island, working alongside Luing-based artist Lottie May and others. Expressing and Island has delivered monthly workshops in creative writing, arts, crafts and geology to produce a legacy of continuing creative networks and outputs for print and exhibition.
Coastal Cultures - Islands is funded by Creative Scotland and supported by The Scottish Government, Argyll and Bute Council and Bòrd na Gàidhlig. Coastal Cultures, Islands, supports the aims of the Argyll and Bute Economic Strategy, the National Plan for Scotland’s Islands and the Scottish Government's Gaelic Language Plan.