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Dandelion Exhibition

Taking part in the national Dandelion project, a celebration of communities, music and growing, we look back over a busy summer and the beginning of the Unexpected Garden at the Trianaid care home on the Isle of North Uist.

Our artists worked with islanders, young and old. Together they created pieces which linked people and land, celebrating our communities and the value of a sense of place. 

Join us in Taigh Chearsabhagh for the opening night of the exhibition on Friday 4th November at 7pm.

The exhibition features work facilitated by Musician in Residence, Duncan MacLeod as well as artists Margaret Fenton, Fiona MacIsaac, Margaret Joan MacIsaac, Deirdre Nelson and Jemima Dansey-Wright.

A big thank you to the children of Wild Things Uist, Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath, as well as Anne Monk and the volunteer embroiderers for all their hard work.

Emerging Creative Producer – Sorcha Monk

Musician in Residence – Duncan MacLeod

Creative Ethnologist – Mairi MacFadyen

The exhibition is free to view in the Taigh Chearsabhagh café gallery, 10 am – 4 pm, Monday to Saturday.

Dandelion was an ambitious creative programme running from April to September 2022 across Scotland, inviting everyone to sow, grow and share. The project aimed to make growing your own food as easy and accessible as possible to people of all ages with events and activities taking place all over the country – from the remotest islands to the centres of cities.  For more information on events which took place in Uist, see the An Gàrradh page.

In September, the programme culminated with hundreds of Harvest celebrations taking place in schools, Unexpected Gardens and community spaces across Scotland, bringing people together to celebrate a growing season like no other. 

Dandelion was commissioned by EventScotland and funded by the Scottish Government and was part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK.

If you would like to support our continued programming and enable us to keep offering free events, please consider making a donation to Taigh Chearsabhagh.