During the Summer of 2023, Amy Dunnachie (Lead Artist for Under 30s consultation) worked to conceptualise and develop the Viewfinders Club, a creative opportunity for young people to express how they feel about their islands. Through a number of thought-provoking mixed media exercises and prompts, Amy has challenged participants to consider what’s good, what’s difficult and what is unique about the experience of being a young person on an island in Argyll.
Amy Dunnachie is a socially engaged artist and maker based on her home island of Jura, working with found objects in a resourceful and environmentally conscious way.
Working with two small groups of young people in Colonsay and Mull, the Viewfinders Club seeks to understand better the challenges and barriers to young islanders engaging in arts, culture and heritage. Allowing participants to be led by open-textured prompts, the project will deliver in the authentic voice of young islanders and allow CHARTS to support this age group more meaningfully in the future.
Keep an eye out for some exciting content from our Viewfinders on social media as the project comes to a conclusion in late November 2023. For information on the project, please get in touch with Caitlin at email@example.com