Join us to celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition at An Lanntair on the17th March at 5pm.
ROPES OF SAND
Asma Almubarak, United Arab Emirates • Russell Beard, Scotland • Yuechi Cao, China Mungki Dewi, Indonesia • Alex Hackett, England • Andrew Ioannou, England • Yiran Li, China Will Urmston, USA • Alix Villanueva, France • Yuer Wang, China • Jet Yang, China
Obair ùr bhon phrògram ealanta eadar-nàiseanta, Ealain, Farsaingeachd + Nàdar, aig Sgoil Ealain Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, air a leasachadh an dèidh rannsachadh ann an Leòdhas is na Hearadh san Dàmhair, 2016
New work from the international Masters programme, Art, Space + Nature (ASN), Edinburgh College of Art; The University of Edinburgh, developed from a fieldtrip to Lewis & Harris in October 2016.
18 Màrt – 8 Giblean
18 March – 8 April
The internationally renowned Masters programme, Art, Space + Nature (ASN), Edinburgh College of Art; The University of Edinburgh, was established in 2003. It offers a framework of advanced study in the visual arts, architectural and environmental practice. Working from the axiom of ecology, that all things are interconnected, the two-year programme operates with a trans-disciplinary sensibility.
In October 2016, the ASN students conducted a field-trip to Lewis & Harris with programme director, Donald Urquhart. Subsequent research led to the development of preliminary work, which was presented at Tent Gallery in Edinburgh. The students return to Lewis to present finished pieces at An Lanntair, in the exhibition ROPES OF SAND which reflect on aspects encountered on the initial field-trip.
Peat bogs are an extremely effective carbon sink and are an important habitat for rare wildlife. Art Space and Nature, through tutors Ross McLean and Donald Urquhart, are working in partnership with the RSPB to raise awareness about restoration of the peat lands of the Flow Country.
The Flow country is located in the North of Scotland and can be seen HERE…
ASN students spent just under a week in Forsinard exploring the environment. The Flow Country’s landscape is unique. Although it may be subtle in appearance, it is abundant with life and is a very diverse ecosystem. The restoration project faces many obstacles and to encourage a larger enthusiasm towards the landscape, the ASN students will produce a series of artist books responding to the trip and develop work for exhibition.
Carrageenan Wonderum presented a collection of images, archival folklore and made objects that endeavour to document the Carrageenan Ghost. The collection was compiled by current Art Space and Nature students Alex Hackett and Alix Villanueva, as part of Project Carrageenan. The curiosity cabinet explored and imagined the various transformations and apparitions of the Carrageenan Ghost, the substance carrageenan and of Chondrus crispus, the seaweed which contains it. The cabinet viewing was accompanied by ‘on the little rock’, a drink conceptualised by the artists evoking the taste of a shoreline.
Continuing research can be viewed at http://projectcarrageenan.tumblr.com, and the Carrageenan Wonderum will be travelling to Syn Festival at Out of the Blue, Leith, available to view from 9-22 March.
Further to the previous post, regarding Donald Urquhart’s installation at Dunbar.
Here are more images, as we follow the project through to installation.