23 Oct – 27 Nov 2021

23 Oct – 27 Nov / Main Gallery

An artist-led exchange project between four artists in Scotland and four in Japan Confluence of the North addresses the idea that ‘North’ is always conditional, a direction rather than a location, and that our ideas about it can be fundamental to how we see and relate to our own life and culture. Through real-time international digital links and a final publication, it connects artists with audiences in both countries.

Confluence of North is hosted as part of our Faclan festival, and features Scottish artists Gillian Macfarlane, Su Grierson, Inge Panneels, Kyra Clegg; and from Spirit of North in Japan, Maruyama Yoshiko, Asai Mariko, Maruyama Tokio, Takizawa Tatsushi.

Focusing on new working structures and processes, the project has connected artists from Northern latitudes separated by geographical distance, since 2013. It aspires to a global network through which northerners from across the world, and anyone drawn to the north, can build a ‘northern philosophy’ and understand the northern cultural ‘spirit’.

Confluence of North contains both newly commissioned and pre-existing artworks from digital media to silk prints to watercolour to glass works. A final publication will also connect artists with audiences in both countries.

A Confluence of North online symposium with the Scottish and Japanese artists involved will take place on Sunday 24 October. Please check An Lanntair events for further details.