12 – 27 Oct
An Lanntair’s Gallery will host an exhibition of work created and curated by local young people entitled ‘Ignite Change’. This exhibition provides an opportunity for young artists (under 27) to exhibit their work in a public space. The curators are ‘Board not Bored’: a group of young volunteers (under 27) who have steered the direction of the Las!/Ignite! Festival by actively researching and shaping the programme and exhibitions. The pieces were submitted to Board not Bored for consideration and focus on the festival’s overall theme of ‘Change’. This theme was interpreted by the artists in any way they see fit and through any format or medium
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.