Preview – Friday 22 January 7pm. Refreshments. All welcome.
Mariners’ Tales Ceilidh now rescheduled for Friday 5 February 2-4pm. With Ian Stephen. Plus guided exhibition tour. Free. All welcome. Come and share sea stories.
An exhibition featuring 12 artists from three European working ports and delivered by post.
PortAble brings together artists from the north west Highlands and Islands (focussed on Ullapool), London and A Coruña in Galicia, Spain who have all produced work exploring the docks, waterways and trade that connect the three busy working ports.
The art works all arrived at Taigh Chearsabhagh by post from An Talla Solais in Ullapool having previously spent time aboard a floating barge gallery in London and in a gallery in A Coruña.
Each of the 12 artists – four from each location – have made paintings, photographs, prints and installations that pack into a 1m x 1m box and are posted from one gallery to the next.
Artists from the north west highlands and islands include Joanne B Kaar, Marian Leven, Ian Stephen and Charlotte Watters.
There is an interesting local connection to A Coruña. According to the Uist Bard Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna family oral tradition, the bard’s great-grandmother, Mór Campbell of Skye, had given a last drink of water to Sir John Moore moments before his death at the Battle of Corunna the Napoleonic Wars in 1809. (Wikipedia)