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In the Shadow of the Hand

Broad Reach is pleased to present In the Shadow of the Hand  artwork by Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison.  The pair will embark on a wall drawing exploring the theme of archaeology inspired by the Cladh Hallan mummies (South Uist) and the writing of Alfredo Gonzalez-Ruibal.

Taking place across two week-long residencies In the Shadow of the Hand will explore contemporary drawing practice contrasting traditional techniques such as drawing and casting alongside digital technology.


Wednesday 6 May, 7.30pm
Gallery One
The Cladh Hallan Roundhouses talk by Dr Kate MacDonald

Friday 8 May, 7pm
Sgoil Lionacleit Theatre
Cave of the Forgotten Dreams dir. Werner Herzog (2010)
Special screening for Film Friday as part of our year – long focus on archaeology.

Tuesday 12 May, 7.30pm
Gallery One
Reading Group and special screening of Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer’s Flash in the Metropolitan, 2006

Part Two – 18 – 23 May
The artists return to reconfigure the objects.

Tuesday 19 May, 7.30pm
Gallery One
In Conversation with Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison

Saturday 23 May, 1- 4pm
Part Two Event

Wednesday 27 May, 10.30 am

Curator’s Talk led by Gayle Meikle

About the Artists

In the Shadow of the Hand is an ongoing collaborative project that brings into conversation the artistic practices of Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison. Since the collaboration began in 2012, In the Shadow of the Hand has incorporated writing, printmaking, object making, performance and film in order to explore the relationship between an art object and the language that surrounds it.

Sarah Forrest currently lives and works in Glasgow. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2010 with an MA in Fine Art and won the The Margaret Tait Residency Award in 2012. Her practice encapsulates video, text and sculpture.

Virginia Hutchison currently lives and works in Glasgow. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2004 with an MA in Sculpture and currently sits on the board of directors at Glasgow Sculpture Studios. Her practice negotiates civic space through the medium of text, film, performance and object making.


This project is brought to Taigh Chearsabhagh by Broad Reach, an ATLAS Arts project for Taigh Chearsabhagh.


image credit: A Skull and A Screen, 2015, graphite, wax, mdf, steel brackets, courtesy of the artists In the Shadow of the Hand (Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison).