Erraid: 6°West (Artists’ Collective)

29 Oct - 28 Nov 2018

6°WEST artists collective is Anne Devine, David Faithfull, Alicia Hendrick and Mhairi Killin. Following a funded residency on the Isle of Erraid, 6°WEST created a set of four unique postage stamps which focus on the life and works of Robert Louis Stevenson and his connection to the Isle of Erraid.

During their residency 6°WEST stayed in the lighthouse keepers’ cottages, each pursuing their individual responses to the history and topography of this multi layered island landscape. Erraid was the shore station for two Stevenson lighthouses, Skerryvore and Dubh Artach and where as a young man, Robert Louis Stevenson pondered his future as a writer and traveller.

The outcome of The ERRAID Residency is a small touring exhibition of a set of four unique postage stamps and accompanying prints that together depict reflect and amplify their dialogue as contemporary artists with Stevenson and the culturally significant Isle of Erraid.