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One World - An Exhibition of Recent Work  at Nicolls Glasgow             18th - 24th November 2021


’Soul and Cell’ - A text essay by  Rosalind Blake

‘Call to Ritual’ - An audio-visual screening by Gabby Biazotti







Thank you Jan Patience and Sarah Urwin Jones for the lovely reviews they both wrote for my 'One World' Exhibition at Nicolls Gallery. 

reFresh Residency: Sue Barclay

DATE:Saturday 19th March 2022 10:30am – 4:00pm

LOCATION:Gallery 2, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy, North Uist


EVENT TYPE:Discussion, Environment, Visual Arts, Workshop

For the reFresh exhibition, as part of Làn-Thìde, the Outer Hebrides Climate Beacon, Taigh Chearsabhagh are hosting creative residencies in partnership with Ceòlas and Cothrom/ReStore.

These residencies are questioning consumption and production, with each resident creative set to collaborate with local communities to conduct experimentation with waste materials. We will collectively develop skills and methodologies through free workshops hosted across North Uist, Benbecula, and South Uist.

Sue Barclay is a visual artist and teacher who joins us to explore waste textiles. Sue will be creating a collaborative collage artwork with workshop participants, using locally sourced material waste.  

Sue has worked as a portrait, landscape and figurative painter, and in recent years she has been creating painted collage works which reflect her intuitive emotional response to her inner and outer environment. Alongside her art practice Sue teaches the Alexander Technique and Dynamic Emotional Integration®. 

For her reFresh workshop Sue will guide participants as they work individually and collectively to create their own collaborative collages using unwanted textiles, paper, card and other materials. The workshop will be hosted in Taigh Chearsabhagh’s Gallery 2, activating the exhibition as a space of constructive and speculative dialogue. 

Participants will be invited to allow their intuitive and emotional responses to their environment and life on the island to inspire these works; there will be the opportunity to explore these responses using various different mark-making and  construction techniques.  

This workshop is designed to bring a fresh perspective to the art making process; it is open to anyone who would like to participate and no previous artistic experience is needed. All that is required is to be open to the possibility of finding new ways of tuning in to your own unique and individual way of expressing yourself.



                                                Hands Across The Sea Conference 









Film- Poetry, Hybridity and Cultural Resilience in the Scottish Highlands & Islands and Western Brittany.


                              24th - 25th March 2022, An Lanntair, Stornaway, Isle of Lewis

Gabby and I were thrilled when 'Call to Ritual' was selected for the 'Hands Across the Sea' conference on the

Isle of Lewis. Gabby's moving and beautiful video piece was shown on the large theatre screen at Stornaway's

'An Lanntair' Art Centre. . 



Collaboration, Innovation & Blue Humanities in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland and Western Brittany.


This project aims to inject a dynamic to support the endangered Celtic cultures of the Scottish Highlands & Islands and Western Brittanny.


‘Hands Across the Sea’ will deliver a series of colloquia which will address the challenges faced by these cultures in a post-Brexit Europe.


The relationship with the sea has nourished distinctive oral vernacular cultures in these regions and this initiative sets out to investigate ways to link this traditional culture with innovative genre-disruptive forms and digital technologies.


We know the sea as much through the humanities as through science - the creative arts are uniquely able to add a phenomenological dimension to scientific knowledge - and this collaboration between seaward-orientated cultures will address ways that the blue humanities can contribute to a blue Ecology.


Is there a way that a new ‘aesthetics of the sea’ cab mediate against forces of predatory capitiatlim?

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