Image by Rachel Fermi, Untitled (Blue Planet)
In association with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, UHI Centre for Rural Creativity, and the Art School at University of the Highlands and Islands, North Uist, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.
Imagining an Island is a collaborative project, initiated by Professor John Kippin and Nicola Neate, which has evolved from their ongoing photographic project, In This Day and Age.
Imagining an Island has developed as a Symposium, two accompanying exhibitions – In This Day and Age, Ecognosis, – and an Open Call exhibition.
The Open Call exhibition of photographic work responds to the themes of Landscape, People, and Place. It can be viewed in ‘Rooms 1-3’ on the Imagining an Island Website here:
The images will also be viewable as a projection in Taigh Chearsabhagh.
The response to the open call was far broader than we could have imagined, with submissions coming in from artists in Chile, Svalbard, Costa Rica, France, Ireland, The Faroe Isles, Malaysia, Iceland, all across Scotland and the UK to mention just a few.
The open call focuses on the images submitted, with a link to each artist’s website or other professional page if you would like to learn more about the work.
The breadth of the response demonstrates the vital importance of this specific theme to photographic work. The open call has become an integral element of the Imagining an Island project as a whole, and I hope that this is the starting point for an ongoing collaborative project with the artists involved.