The weeks are flying by, and finally the weather, thankfully, feels a little more seasonal!
This year, as it is Year of Natural Scotland, we are going to be based at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. They are supporting and working with us this year in a number of ways, so to make things logistically simpler, and the artists will be housed in the accommodation at the Anancaun field centre. We hope that as last year, community members will come and participate, meet and work with the artists, or just come along for a chat and see what is going on.
Beinn Eighe is the UK’s first National Nature Reserve, established in 1951, and in those years, conservation ideas have evolved in many ways. SNH are keen to re-vamp the image of the reserve and envision art as an important link between community and nature, opening up discussion, debate, and encouraging people to visit and think about the reserve and the part it plays in both the local community and wider audience and raising awareness of the local ecology and how we can connect and interact with it, so please talk about Ceangal to others and encourage them to come along.
We plan to hold some workshops, and details of these will follow.
We will be out and about introducing the artists to the local area over the first few days of the residency, and there is also a Ceilidh organised for Saturday 17th August, so if you fancy a night out, come along. This will also be raising funds for Highland Hospice, a very worthwhile cause.
The next meeting is planned for Tues 16th July, at 7.30pm in Gairloch Fire Station, all interested parties are welcome to attend, so if you would like to get involved, please come along.
There is also a residency opportunity in Vadodara, Gujarat, India for artists working in ceramics/metalworks, further information is on our website,http://ceangal.wordpress
so feel free to pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.