First solo exhibition for Catriona Black at Faclan 2017

  • Published on: 29th September 2017
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“I’ve always been involved in art, in one way or another,” says Catriona Black from her home in the Dutch village of Santpoort-Noord.

As a former art critic for the Sunday Herald, an illustrated children’s book author, and a short film animator, Catriona’s art career has been wide and varied – and is about to take another turn when her first solo exhibition is launched at Faclan, the Hebridean Book Festival, later this month.

Forradh: Sly Cooking,” which opens on 28th October at An Lanntair, is an exhibition of Catriona’s linocut illustrations of lost Gaelic words from Eriskay and South Uist, words that were first collected in the 1890s by Father Allan Macdonald, a 19th century priest, poet, and folklorist, and published by John L. Campbell in Ireland in the 1950s.

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