Freumhan Breac: Speckled Roots by Anna Macleod

10 June - 16 July 2022

This exhibition is dedicated Anna Macleod’s father Donald Iain Macleod.
A combination of wall drawings, photographs and sculptures informed by the land and seascapes of Uig. The artist spent 4 months in Uig over a two year period observing the dynamics of a land shaped by the elemental forces of time and water, where the relationship between human material culture and nature is imprinted on the topography of the land. Freumhan Breac: Speckled Roots draws on heritage farming practices including súgán (rope making), straw craft, comharradh (sheep ear-marks) and weaving combined with mythological belief systems to chart the cyclical time of nature and celebrate the resilience of humans in a rural island landscape.

Anna Macleod is an independent visual artist and researcher based in the Northwest of Ireland. She is a former Lecturer and Programme Chair of the Fine Art programme at TU Dublin and is Chair of the Board of Trustees, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland.

Image credit: –
Anna Macleod. Behold the Wind 2020. Hazel, Harris tweed threads. 2022.