I have spent the last week installing a collaborative show 'Elemental' at Taigh Chearsbhagh Museum and Art Gallery in Lochmaddy, North Uist with fellow local artist Peter Ferguson. Our work shares a common theme of responding to the elemental qualities of wind and weather in the Hebrides. My minimalist wind drawings sit well alongside Peter's oil paintings of stormy Hebridean clouds creating a poetic dialogue between the different media.
Peter will be in residence painting in Gallery 1 between Monday 16th - Friday 27th January and I will be deploying my storm drawing contraption and exploring new work during the week 6th - 10th February. At the moment the storm drawing machine is a prototype, so I am not sure how it will all work out - hopefully it won't blow away. The plan is to produce daily storm drawings in relation to the shipping forecast, which will then be on display in the gallery. If the weather is fair, I will also deploy my wind drawing tripod to demonstrate how it generates different marks depending on the direction and strength of the wind.
Also looking forward to Pauline Prior-Pitt and Ian Stephen reading storm poetry and telling gale force stories on 26th January followed by Meteorologist, Eddie Graham discussing climate change and Hebridean weather patterns on 9th February.