Bho Mhoch gu Dubh: Dawn to Dark
Mhairi Law and Alec Galloway
9 Nov – 22 Dec
The first exhibition leading up to the Centenary of the Iolaire Disaster focuses on light and dark, actual and metaphorical. Mhairi Law’s long photography exposures of the Beasts of Holm reef and Alec Galloway’s stained glass and beach glass works. The title refers to the ‘dawn’ of the Armistice and the darkness of the morning of the 1st January 1919.
Erraid: 6°West (Artists’ Collective) in the An Lanntair Cafe Bar
29 Oct to 28 Nov
6°WEST artists collective is Anne Devine, David Faithfull, Alicia Hendrick and Mhairi Killin. Following a funded residency on the Isle of Erraid, 6°WEST created a set of four unique postage stamps which focus on the life and works of Robert Louis Stevenson and his connection to the Isle of Erraid.
During their residency 6°WEST stayed in the lighthouse keepers’ cottages, each pursuing their individual responses to the history and topography of this multi layered island landscape. Erraid was the shore station for two Stevenson lighthouses, Skerryvore and Dubh Artach and where as a young man, Robert Louis Stevenson pondered his future as a writer and traveller.
The outcome of The ERRAID Residency is a small touring exhibition of a set of four unique postage stamps and accompanying prints that together depict reflect and amplify their dialogue as contemporary artists with Stevenson and the culturally significant Isle of Erraid.