27 Aug - 3 Sept 2021

27 Aug – 3 Sept / Main Gallery

Visit a virtual version of the exhibition here.

A first of its kind in the Isle of Lewis, An Lanntair welcomes Mìr air Mhìr (Bit by Bit) – a collaborative show featuring the works of eleven art school graduates from the Western Isles.

Due to the global pandemic, Degree Shows in universities across Scotland during 2020 and 2021 were cancelled, leaving students unable to physically present their years of work to the world. In response, these island students have returned home to showcase and celebrate their final year’s work in An Lanntair’s main gallery.

Mìr air Mhìr presents their own Degree Show, providing a space for our local art students, who have studied all across Scotland and specialised in various disciplines, to present their final pieces to the local community.

Artist Eilidh Mairi Macleod said: “Back in May, Mìr air Mhìr was an ambitious idea that has now been brought to life by eleven young creatives from the Isle of Lewis. Our motivations behind this exhibition come from our loss of opportunity due to the current pandemic. Having this shared loss amongst the group has generated a powerful team that have co-created Mìr air Mhìr. This exhibition is our chance to showcase our crafted work to our family, friends, and community. We look forward to sharing Mìr air Mhìr with you.”

The exhibition would not be possible without its generous funding partner, Harris Tweed Hebrides, along with the support of all its Kickstarter backers.

Eight of the exhibiting artists will talk about their work at our Artist Talk on Thursday 2 September at 7pm. The event will feature some live and some pre-recorded talks in An Lanntair’s gallery.

Exhibiting in Mìr air Mhìr will be:

Megan Davies-Smith
Three Dimensional Design, Gray’s School of Art

Catherine Macdonald
Fashion and Textile Design, Gray’s School of Art

Danielle Macleod
Communication Design (Photography), Glasgow School of Art

Eilidh Mairi Macleod
Product Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art

Freya Macleod
Interior and Environmental Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art

Rachel Kate Macleod
Communication Design (Graphic Design,) Glasgow School of Art

Sian Mackay
Product Design, Glasgow School of Art

Brownwyn MacKenzie
Painting, Gray’s School of Art

Ross Mactaggart
Computer Graphics and Animation, Robert Gordon University

John Miller
Product Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art

Lorna Scanlan
Architecture, University of Dundee