From Winter to the Summer Solstice with artist Jon Macleod.

  • Published on: 22nd November 2016
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Learn more behind the fascinating process of how local artist Jon Macleod has been capturing images of the Outer Hebrides from the winter to the summer solstice as part of his new An Lanntair commission Diseal: Sunwise.

“The first part of the project attempts to illustrate the Gaelic word and superstition ‘Deiseal’ or ‘Sunwise’ by charting the path of the sun in the Outer Hebrides from the shortest day to the longest day using 50 long exposure solargraph cameras positioned across the island from mountain tops to the moor and sea cliffs.

‘Deaseil’ was an ancient superstition in the Highlands and islands that denoted that for important and everyday occasions acts should be performed in a sunwise or clockwise direction. It was extremely bad luck to do otherwise.”


Read more at Jon’s blog –

This work is an An Lanntair commission as part of the Bealach Creative Place Award. Find out more about the exhibition at An Lanntair here.