‘Life on the Land’ or ‘Beatha air an Fhearainn’ is the result of a correspondence between Craigard Day Centre participants and artist Sharon Quigley.
Through the process of photography, mapping and performance, Craigard participants have taken inspiration from the unique heritage and culture of crofting in Uist, combining wall drawing and traditional crafts such as weaving and knitting.
An exhibition of work produced through the project will open in Taigh Chearsabhagh on Saturday 11th October, with a preview event happening on Friday 10th October (details below).
The work on display is a collaborative installation that features contributions from Mary Margaret Beaton, Jamie MacCuish, Donald MacLeod, Jane MacDonald, Ruairidh MacDonald, Alasdair MacKay, Donald MacKinnon, Jamie Thorington, Joanne Thorington, Piotr Wroneka and Sharon Quigley.
This exhibition reflects not just the crofting community and its unique way of life but celebrates the skills and knowledge of Craigard and its important place within the community.
Sharon Quigley is an artist based in Edinburgh who balances community collaboration and engagement with self directed studio practice. In her role at Project Ability and The Drawing Room (National Galleries of Scotland) she creates bespoke activities to enable all walks of life to participate in the creative process.
Friday 10th October
Sharon Quigley will lead a walk around where she will discuss the exhibition in the context of her own practice 5pm.
Preview 6pm – 8pm refreshments provided.
11th October – 1st November
Beatha air an Fhearainn I Life on the Land
Gallery One, Taigh Chearsabhagh
Free – all welcome.