Creutairean Miotasach is an exhibition of work created during a series of children’s workshops exploring characters from Gaelic folklore. The three workshops were held in Taigh Chearsabhagh with nine children aged 8 to 13. The mythical creatures created were based on written descriptions from Gaelic folklore. Firstly, the children created cyanotypes from their drawings of chosen creatures. They then transformed their interpretations into sculptures using air dried clay. The sculptures were photographed on the shoreline and then transformed into cyanotypes. The children then used their sculptures to create small ‘cabinets of curiosity’ using found and recycled objects. The workshops were organised and led by Kathrhona Lawson.
The exhibition features work from Alexia Criado, Cathal Dobbie, Joseph Leveson-Gower, Alexandra MacDonald, Katie MacDonald, Kaylah MacDonald, Orla Morrison, Jack Prior-Pitt and Johan Prior-Pitt.
Kathrhona is a recent honours graduate in Fine Art from UHI. Connections with the past through folklore and the perpetuation of forgotten stories are the underlying currents of her mixed media artworks. Her interest in social and community engagement in art has led to Kathrhona facilitating recent workshops in Taigh Chearsabhagh and An Talla Solais.
The exhibition is free and open to all from 10 am – 4 pm, Monday to Saturday, in the café in Taigh Chearsabhagh. The exhibiting young artists are welcome to a free hot chocolate when they visit the exhibition – just ask at the café.
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Image credit: Kathrhona Lawson