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Virtual Symposium : Imagining an Island

Blue Island II cyanotype image by Sayako Sugawara

Friday 25th – Saturday 26th September 2020

Free booking via website. 

Virtual event only, by Zoom

A two-day Symposium, in collaboration with University of the Highlands & Islands, Centre for Rural Creativity and the Art School at UHI, North Uist, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, foregrounding Contemporary Landscape Practices in Photography and Film.

We will be exploring Contemporary Rural Life, moving away from the prevalent idealised and nostalgic representations, questioning who is defining and shaping the culture and landscape today, and assessing how artists responses to these new practices sit within more conventional and historic frameworks.

Contributors include:
Friday
Neil Simco, John Kippin & Nicola Neate, Maya Derrell-Hewins, Andy Mackinnon, Alix Rothnie, Kevin Atherton, Helen Fox, Keith McIntyre, Ysanne Holt, Francesco Sindico, James Ellsmoor, Michael Cope, Dr Siun Cardin, Dr. Andrew Jennings, Huw Wahl & Stephen Watts.

Saturday
Robin Gillanders, Kate MacMillan, Roxanne Permar, Fraser Macdonald, Rachel Fermi, Matt Sillars, Rosie Blake, Benjamin Skop, Amund Bentsen, Anne Bevan, Anna-Wendy Stevenson, Simon Bradley and Joshua Bonnetta.

Exhibitions by John Kippin and Nicola Neate; Amund Bentsen and Benjamin Skop together with an open call photographic exhibition curated by Rosie Blake will be open during the Symposium. There will be film screenings curated by Andy Mackinnon included in the programme.

Some contributors will be presenting live from Taigh Chearsabhagh. Other contributors and audience will access remotely online.


Image by Rachel Fermi, Untitled (Blue Planet)

Imagining an Island (iAi) Photographic Open Call – LANDSCAPE, PEOPLE, PLACE

Date Saturday 1st August 2020 11:30am – Thursday 31st December 2020 11:55pm

In association with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, UHI Centre for Rural Creativity, and the Art School at University of the Highlands and Islands, North Uist, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.

Imagining an Island is a collaborative project, initiated by Professor John Kippin and Nicola Neate, which has evolved from their ongoing photographic project, In This Day and Age.


A3 Session – Imagining an Island online Seminar event

This seminar was Hosted by the Centre for Rural Creativity 18/06/20


In conversation with North East Photography Network 21/05/20