Clàr: Skate S’y

Mon 07 Aug - Wed 09 Aug

A celebration of skateboarding and skate culture: take part in beginner coaching sessions or build skateable sculptures, design custom graphics for your deck and make your own zines. We’ll be showing inspiring skate films from American pros to DIY Scottish crews, meeting skaters that have crossed over into art and music, and testing our skills at a skate jam session.

> Skateable Sculptures
Monday 7 Aug, 10am – 4pm
An Lanntair
DIY or die! Learn some construction skills and build your own weird and creative skate obstacles – we’ll re-think what ramps and rails can look like and what tricks they can inspire, then make some stickers for our skate crew.

> H’Min Bam
Monday 7 Aug, 6pm
An Lanntair
The OG Scottish skate film from back in the day – showcasing some of Scotland’s most infamous street spots and introducing future pros like John Rattray. (45 mins)

> Skateboarding, Zines & DIY cultures with Jamie Bolland
Tuesday 8 Aug, 1pm – 5pm
An Lanntair – Art Room
Artist, musician and skateboarder Jamie Bolland will lead us on a zine-making workshop, exploring the 90s golden-era through to today. We’ll use experimental collage, writing and drawing techniques to make a collaborative publication.

> Jamie Bolland – exhibition and artist talk
Tuesday 8 Aug, 6pm
An Lanntair – Mezzanine
Jamie will present his exhibition, ‘Paris Sydrome’ in the mezzanine gallery and talk about how skateboarding has influenced his art and performance work, exploring mis-use of materials, how culture develops outside of rules and conventions and the subverting of traditions.

> Skate Coaching
Wednesday 9 Aug, 12 – 2pm
Stornoway Skatepark
For all up and coming shredders! – get tips and advice on how to improve your skating and gain the confidence to make your first drop-in on the quarter pipe. All experience levels welcome, from total beginners onwards. You will need to provide your own board and safety equipment is strongly advised.

> Skate Jam
Wednesday 9 Aug, 3 – 5pm
Stornoway Skatepark
An open session to try out new tricks, skate some lines with your pals and hang out with some DJs playing tunes at the skatepark. There’ll be prizes for the best trick and a collaborative mural to get involved in.

 > Skate Dreams
Wednesday 9 Aug, 6pm
An Lanntair
SKATE DREAMS is the first feature documentary about the rise of women’s skateboarding. It profiles a diverse group of women whose pursuit of self-expression and freedom has helped create an international movement. The story spans the trailblazing pioneers of the 1980s and the next generation of Olympic contenders as they defy industry gatekeepers and fight for professional equality. SKATE DREAMS showcases the charismatic personalities and indomitable spirits of these amazing talents on and off their skateboards.