About

In a conversation between art critic Yvon Taillandier and artist Joan Miró, Miró stated that he was seeking,  ‘a motionless movement, something equivalent to what is called the eloquence of silence’. In an age of noise, distraction and technology, I walk and make, to find silence amidst the chaos; understanding within the storm.

RE working, RE imagining, RE assessing where my priorities lie for a sustainable practice.

I have a workshop made from old pallets and rescued timber. Scrapyard finds and thoughtful friends enable me to forge copper, and to explore the possibilities of wood and stone. Carrier bags have enabled me to have conversations around single use plastics, and the environmental impact of our collective choices.

I work as an Art & Wellbeing tutor for the Workers Educational Association, I am a Museum of Happiness Facilitator and I work with the Exhibition Unit at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. All of my work is aimed at considering environmental impact, individual choices and how to make routes to living an ethical, happy life.

I continue to be excited by my processes and the possibilities that using other people’s scrap, can bring to my art.

 

Workshop participant:‘This was such an enjoyable workshop and Lar has such a gentle approach with everyone. When is the next one?’

Carrie Fertig, Installation & Performance Artist in Flame-worked Glass I want to thank the amazing, sensitive, and full-of-compassion invigilator at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. I am so deeply fortunate to have Lar MacGregor to guide visitors in whatever way they wish to experience this work.’

Ian McKay, Editor of Art North Magazine – ‘I’ve recently seen some new work that Lar‘s been developing with disposable plastics, and it really surpasses anything else that I’ve seen in this vein. Try and get a look at her plastic/kelp work. A fascinating kinetic use of materials that works on a multitude of levels. So much of what I see from a great many working with the detritus of our culture is pretty one-dimensional in comparison.’

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