As part of strong ongoing connections between Ceangal & the YATOO organisation in Korea, and in particular the Global Nomadic Art Project (GNAP), artist, YATOO chairman and director of GNAP Asia, Eung-Woo Ri visited the Highlands for a two week residency this June following participation in the Oranki residency in Finland. We aim to bring GNAP to Scotland as part of the Europe leg of the journey in 2017. More details can be found on the http://www.yatooi.com website.
Ri spent two weeks exploring,working, meeting some of the community and those involved with Ceangal and giving a presentation about the project and the ongoing work of YATOO which was established in 1981 and is an integral part of the arts in S Korea, running residencies, biennales, exhibitions, workshops and has wide and established connections with artists and residencies worldwide.
The weather was kind, the midges mainly stayed away and it was a pleasure to be out working in the area. The works were created using materials found around the area – some will remain until nature takes them back.
We held a two day Nature Art workshop at Beinn Eighe NNR where there is a small display associated with Ceangal and YATOO which will stay in situ for some time. Ri will continue travelling, researching and working throughout the summer visiting Hungary, Germany and Lithuania before returning to Korea to develop the GNAP project which will take part in Asia in 2015, covering India and China. It will then move to Iran & S Africa in 2016, Europe in 2017 and finally America in 2018, although I think this will be something which will continue onwards after those dates as Nature, Art, Dreams and Inspiration are not things with a final date.
Eung-Woo Ri – some working photos and works
Lynn Bennett-Mackenzie – works