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A painting with multicolour circles used to define the shape of a figure’s face painted by the the wonderful artist, Andrew J Ward.

Bardic Voyage – Andrew Ward

Ullapool-based artist, Andrew J Ward, brings his Bardic Voyage project to Taigh Chearsabhagh. Most recently seen installed on various Calmac ferries, eight of the large-scale portraits of the bards most relevant to the Uists, including Donald John MacDonald, Mary MacLean and Martyn Bennett, will hang throughout the gallery spaces. A digital animation face of the bard is screened in studio one.

As Timothy Neat states in the foreward to the exhibition catalogue;

“The Bardic tradition of the Islands and highlands of Scotland is probably the oldest and richest, still living folk literature of Europe…Here are the faces of the bards; here is the song that binds a people; here is the breath of life and a message of Peace.”


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