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Samhlaidhean

This exhibition is the culmination of a year-long period of research conducted by Fiona MacIsaac as part of the MRes Creative Practice program through Shetland College UHI.

Fiona’s research centred around the Uncanny, Weird and Eerie in the context of Gaelic Scotland with a particular focus on folklore from North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist. The work explored the idea of the “wilderness” or am fàsach being the domain of the Otherworld, and eventually narrowed to a particular area of North Uist moorland where Fiona personally felt a sense of Uncanny, Weird and Eerie. This topic has also led Fiona to consider the impact of ecological changes on how we experience the landscape and hope that through the photographs and film contained within this exhibition you begin to experience a similar perspective.

Please join us for the opening preview at 6 pm on Saturday 8th October. Fiona will introduce this new body of work in Gaelic and give a talk about her research and creative process for Samhlaidhean.

Samhlaidhean is free and open to all from 10 am – 4 pm, Monday to Saturday, in Gallery 2 at Taigh Chearsabhagh.

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Image: Friamh – Cas Shìthiche, Digital Photograph, 2022