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Learning + Living Wildness

Visit, experience, learn about and respond creatively to Balranald Nature Reserve on the Isle of North Uist, through this four-days event combining visual art, photography and nature. Explore the machair, a beautiful, wildlife-rich grassland haven, a natural environment unique to the Outer Hebrides. Surrounded by marshes, sculpted sand dunes, sweeping sandy beaches and a rocky foreshore, this is a perfect place to engage with the landscape. Along with an opportunity to learn about the processes and rhythms of crofting agriculture and life, there’s also a good chance you’ll get to see a corncrake, as well as other migratory birds, as they arrive on the island.

This exciting event has been created for anyone with an interest in our natural world, wildlife, photography, printmaking and exploring!

With a focus on analogue black and white photography, and copper hard and soft ground etching processes, you will enjoy and be inspired by informative activities provided by leading practitioners, augmented by peer discussions groups and organised talks, all of which will provide encouragement, creative insights and technical support.

Some knowledge in either printmaking processes or analogue photography is desirable but not essential. 

Age 16+

We are offering a special reduced rate ticket for the Uist and Barra creative community to support those living and making nearby. If you live on an island between Berneray and Vatersay, enjoy a 25% discount on the standard price by choosing the Uist + Barra ticket option. 

More details, including speakers and practitioners will be released in early 2023. 


Ticket Price Quantity
Full price: Learning + Living Wildness, Balranald, 20-23 April £300.00 Sold out
Uist + Barra reduced rate: Learning + Living Wildness, Balranald, 20-23 April £225.00 Sold out
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