PechaKucha “Island life – community and identity”

Thurs 22 Feb

Call For Speakers – PechaKucha “Island life – community and identity”

This year, as part of An Lanntair’s LGBT History Month in February 2018, we will be hosting a PechaKucha night on Thursday 22nd February at 7pm in An Lanntair’s Gallery. The event will invite artists from our local community to come along and contribute presentations about their work and creative practice, all focused around our theme of LGBT History Month: ‘island life – community and identity.’

Local artists are invited to submit ideas for presentations about their work that reflect on the theme of community and identity in the Outer Hebrides. So many artists have spoken in the past about how island life and community impacts on and informs their work – we would like to celebrate this and highlight some of the incredible work of our artistic community within our programme of LGBT History Month events. Artists do not need to identify as LGBTI+ to take part – we welcome everyone interested in the event to participate.

Four artists will be asked to present as part of this first event, which will be chaired by An Lanntair’s Artist Support Coordinator, Alex Boyd. The presentations will be followed by questions, discussion and perhaps a wee glass of wine or juice. If your presentation is not selected, never fear, we hope to make PechaKucha a regular part of our artist network programme, so there will be plenty of other opportunities!

What is PechaKucha?
PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The format was invented by architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in 2003. The aim of the format is to keep people from talking too much and instead present their work and point of view in a fun and creative way.

You can read more about PechKucha here –

How can you get involved?
To be part of this PechaKucha event, simply register your interest by sending an email with a short (circa 100 word) synopsis of your proposed presentation to our Head of Marketing, Kathryn Lamont Smith, at by 12pm on Monday 29th January 2018.

When and where will the event take place?

When: 7pm start on Thursday 22nd February 2018, followed by drinks and conversation
Where: An Lanntair Gallery

A small appearance fee will be offered to those selected to take part in the event.