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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







Sunday Post 

 One World    October 2021 

​Over the past couple of years I have been working with ‘painted-collage'. Each work emerges through a process of painting, cutting and assembling the final image. Archetypal symbols of a circular form appear representing both the inner and outer world. 

As part of this series of works I made some painted collaged bangles which I thought of as wearable art or three dimensional circular artworks that can be displayed. Each bangle is created in a similar way to the the painted-collages. When the bangle is complete it is signed on the inside and varnished with four coats of acrylic varnish so that the collage is protected and it can be worn. 



'Call to Ritual'   An audio-visual screening by sound designer Gabriella Biazotti

‘Soul and Cell'  A text by artist and academic Rosalind Blake. 


During lockdown I really enjoyed meeting with Gabby and Rosalind via zoom in and we shared and exchanged ideas and inspirations relating to the One Word painted collages I was making at the time. 

Gabby and Rosalind’s pieces of work are their personal responses to the themes that emerged. 


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 inspired by her time on North Uist using locally sources 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.


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