AN TALLA SOLAIS – LANDSCAPE OF PLACE, March 28th – May 1st 2020
‘In March, An Talla Solais closed our galleries, office and studios until further notice in response to growing uncertainty about the Coronavirus pandemic and the growing individual and community risks. These are difficult days for everyone and, although we won’t be open, we are committed to trying to alleviate some of the common feelings of anxiety and stress, which many people are understandably feeling during the uncertainties at this time.
We decided to work towards creating an online version of Landscape of Place, our first exhibition in the 2020 programme. While we may be unable to show work in our Gallery for some time, we hope that this exhibition of images from the artists can offer a beautiful promise of things to come.
Many thanks to the artists involved for continuing to face challenge after challenge with kindness, generosity and enthusiasm: Louise Allan, Lar MacGregor, Morag Smith and Kim Welch.’ Click here to enjoy and don’t forget to go to the visitor’s book. An Talla Solais
Workers Educational Association, Arting Around runs throughout February and into March. Contact Judie Holliday with the WEA to book.
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Inverness Museum – Curating an exhibition for the Community Gallery, to present the artwork produced by participants of the year long projects taster session finale. Mar 2nd 2020
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Inverness Museum – Coiled basketry techniques using Pine needles. Feb 19th 2020
Andy Holden, Natural Selection at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Woven bird’s nest hanging basket (based on a Weaver bird’s nest) December 14th 2019 1pm-4pm
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.’
(October 2019) Andy Holden, Natural Selection – Inverness Museum & Art Gallery
Public engagement, installation and invigilating for Andy Holden’s exhibition. Organising the collaborative aspects of the installation and liaising between UHI staff and the Exhibitions Unit as well as supervising the Ba(Hons) Contemporary Art & Contextualised Practice students for Inverness College UHI during the instal.
(August 2019) Seaweed Workshop – An Talla Solais, Ullapool
Family workshop making seaweed at Ullapool Marine Weekend (Scottish Wildlife Trust)
(July & August 2019) Carrie Fertig, Forgiveness – Inverness Museum & Art Gallery
Public Engagement and invigilating for Carrie Fertig’s exhibition, supporting the interactive elements of the exhibition as well as being available to explore and explain the project.
(June 27th 2019) Worker’s Educational Association – Women in the Highlands Residential Weekend on the Isle of Eigg
Participating in a creative art & writing weekend workshop.
(May 16th) New Craigs Greenspace, Walks for Wellbeing – NHS Highland,Craig Dunain Woods
(May 11th 2019) PAST CRAFTS AND CREATIVE WORKSHOP
An exhibition that features the work by the participants of a workshop run by Inverness Museum & Art Gallery and held at Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, Lairg. The group explored past crafts and natural materials and then I held a ‘making’ workshop using some traditional techniques.
(May 9th) Evanton Community Wood. A fun walk with Creativity In Care
What an amazing day! Over 100 incredible children turned up to walk with us, plus a dozen or so adults. Such a good atmosphere. Thank you to everyone who participated.
(March 25th 2019) Arctic Day – Scottish Government & Highlands and Islands Enterprise with Art North Magazine
(Feb 2019) Inverness Museum & Art Gallery – Introduction to Floral Techniques
Expand your creativity and learn to wire, wrap and assemble seasonal or local flowers and foliage, to produce wearable pieces of art for any occasion.
“This was such an enjoyable workshop, when is the next one?” Participant feedback.
(April 2018) Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Public talk for the University of the 3rd Age – Nairn.
(October 2017) Highland Adult Learning Partnership, Highlife Highland. A talk on adult education and creativity.
(September 2017) A presentation of creative learning for a two day symposium for the University of the Highlands & Islands.