We are planning two residencies for 2017 for late Summer and Autumn. The latter will be the third An Suileachan residency and the first opportunity a summer residency ‘Muir is Tir‘ (12 Aug-26 Aug 2017) will involve a combination of sailing and island based opportunities. The residencies will be advertised on the An Lanntair website nearer the time.
2016 started with the Inverness based artist Shaun Fraser being awarded the An Suileachan residency as part of a joint community based scheme funded and supported by the Bhaltos Community Trust, An Lanntair’s ‘Bealach’ project and funds from Will Maclean’s Saltire award for the Reef Raider’s memorial Cairn . Shaun is an artist who works predominantly with glass and is currently studying at the Royal College of Art. He was a unanimous choice by the panel, his application being just one of the 82 we received this year from five continents. Shaun Fraser’s work will be shown at An Lanntair in Aug-Sept 2017.
Continuing from last year’s residency we were delighted to have an exhibition from last year’s An Suileachan resident artist Joanne Kaar. Her new body of work including swimming costumes and umbrellas is inspired by the flora of the Bhaltos peninsula that she recorded during her stay last summer. The exhibition is at the Uig Community Centre for the duration of the summer and will be exhibited in An Lanntair in 2017
We also facilitated a residency for the RSA, hosting the Japanese Wood block printmaker Paul Furneaux. A master printmaker based in Edinburgh Paul spent a month on sea and land as well as running a Japanese woodblock printmaking class
Our final artist in residence for 2016 was Maud Hewlings who spent a week on the island undertaking a self funded research trip. We hope to hear more from her in 2017 and look forward to seeing how the stay influenced her work. – www.maudhewlings.com
These residencies would not have been possible without the goodwill of the Uig community and the support of Will Maclean and Marian Leven, Seatrek, Otter Bunkhouse, Bhaltos Community Trust and Bealach
We want to reflect the different aspects of our programme, creating residency opportunities for writers and musicians as well as looking at supporting local artists to take part in residencies through An Lanntair’s newly launched Hebridean Contemporary Arts.
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