Beth Robertson Fiddes – Airs exhibition
21 March – 18 April 2020
An Lanntair is delighted to be one of a select number of venues to host both the
performance and exhibition of Airs in March 2020.
Scottish pianist Mhairi Hall brings together layers of warm harmonium, synergising ambient sounds from nature and archive recordings to present a special collection of historic Gaelic and Scottish slow airs, beautifully interpreted on the piano.
Landscape artist Beth Robertson Fiddes accompanied her throughout the
development and recording of the Airs album in Crear, Argyll. Listening and
absorbing Mhairi’s work and drawing inspiration as she composed her evocative
mixed media paintings, which so vividly complement and visualise the music.
An Lanntair Head of Visual Art & Literature, Roddy Murray, said: “We’re
particularly pleased to present this exhibition as part of our month of Gaelic. It’s a genuine collaboration: Beth’s paintings of the West Highlands are a ‘pitch-perfect’ response to Mhairi’s music, rooted in the Gaelic tradition. They have nourished each other creatively to produce something singular that belongs to them both.”
Airs was supported by Creative Scotland, and was launched earlier this year at
Celtic Connections, Glasgow.
Airs comes to An Lanntair in March, with Beth Robertson Fiddes Airs exhibition
opening at An Lanntair gallery on Saturday 21 March; and Mhairi Hall performing Airs on Friday 27 March.