Featuring collaborative work by 6 artists with Uig links and artwork by Uig School P4 to P7 for the Metagama Centenary Schools Project.
Aignish Memorial, Isle of Lewis, 1996 by Will Maclean & Marian Leven. Photograph Robin Gillanders
One of art’s key functions is as a mnemonic, or an aide to memory. This can be a personal memory, unique to us as individuals, or it can be a more public collective memory that is shared by many. Public art - from Calanais to war memorials - remind us of our common history and major events that have had a profound and often traumatic impact on our community. They tell stories that should never be forgotten and act as reminders and question marks in the landscape.
This exhibition brings together recent public art installations commemorating the Lewis Land Raiders, the Iolaire disaster and the Metagama – key formative events in 19th and 20th century Lewis. They tell their stories in very different ways but they are all collaborative works by artists for whom Uig is their ancestral or adoptive home.
Will Maclean & Marian Leven
Dalziel + Scullion
Malcolm Maclean & Torcuil Crichton
Uig School P4 to P7
16th to 30th June 2023.
Curated by Malcolm Maclean
Opening event: from 5:00pm Friday 16th June 2023
14th to 28th July 2023.
Curated by Jon Macleod
Opening event: from 5:00pm Friday 14th July 2023
New work from this multidisciplinary Scottish Australian contemporary artist. She has lived and worked across the Hebrides of Scotland and the rural Highlands of Argyll, each landscape and its people becoming a palimpsest of memory and time. She has been awarded a wide variety of international study tours and residencies across Scotland, Ireland, France, and most recently, the ecologically diverse landscape of South East Queensland, Australia.
Online Exhibition (dates to be confirmed)
Baile na Cille church, Uig, Isle of Lewis.
Hulabhaig would like to thank Ian Scarr-Hall for his encouragement and support in helping this project to progress.
Grateful thanks also go to Brian and Miranda Gayton, who have provided us with a truly remarkable venue to work with.
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Please note: Due to the current condition of the church all exhibitions at Baile na Cille, are 'By Appointment Only', we do not charge for entry but encourage donations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your visit. Opening events are free and do not required booking.