Broad Reach is pleased to present an installation by artist Bobby Niven which playfully explores how archaeology is interpreted and displayed.
Bobby Niven has created an installation in response to Rubh’ an Dunain, Glen Brittle, Skye, a rich palimpsest of archaeological remains named the ‘Viking Canal’ the site boasts evidence of occupation from Mesolithic times to as late as the 1800s and is a unique example of time-depth archaeology. Repurposing found material from on the site Niven’s work considers the language of archaeological display and interpretation and invites viewers to explore his pseudo-archaeological artefacts. Devising a personal vocabulary he employs hand-crafted plinths to present works including natural objects and those cast into bronze or melted plastic constructing playful narratives relating to the site of Rubh’ an Dunain.
This installation culminates the two-year curatorial residency of ATLAS Arts and is presented in tandem with an exhibition by artist Niall Macdonald in our downstairs gallery.