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UHI Outer Hebrides Open Studios Exhibition

The Open Studios Exhibition is a showcase of work from students on the NC Art & Design and the BA (Hons) Fine Art courses at UHI Outer Hebrides, delivered at the Taigh Chearsabhagh campus. The show features work spanning diverse media including digital design, photography, animation, sculpture, painting, drawing, etching and more. This exhibition gives students the opportunity to show and celebrate their hard work from the year. 

Join us to celebrate everyone’s work on the opening night, 6-8pm on Friday the 27th of May. You can RSVP using the free ticketing system below if you’re planning to come along. The BA Degree Show opens on the same evening, so make sure to check out Gallery 2 as well while you’re here.

Each of the artists have given an insight into their experience on the course, hinting at what you might see in the exhibition

Andrew Wallace 

I currently run my own construction business, I slipped into this after leaving the military. I have enjoyed the work to date but I feel it’s time to learn something that I have always enjoyed – ART. The course has taught me so much more about painting, photography, sculpture drawing etc that I could have ever imagined. I feel now that I can go out with confidence to paint and draw. 

The staff have been great, pushing students to their full potential. 

Nisha Hallberg

I studied art formally throughout my education, taking a break a few years ago only to realise I couldn’t live without it. Originally from the South of England, I moved here in May last year and fell in love with the landscape and the people. 

I have learnt so much from being here about myself, my art practice, and ways of being. I am inspired by colour, nature and capturing time.

Emily Dodd 

I’ve always wanted to go to art school, and I’ve always wanted to live on an island. My background is in science communication and museum education. 

I’m an author of fiction and nonfiction science books for children and screenwriter for CBeebies. I’ve been working full time while studying full time this year so that has been challenging. But I’ve loved taking the time to learn new ways to visually express myself. I’ve really enjoyed printing, sculpture, animation, painting and mixed media. 

Jessie Coldwell

After leaving Sgoil Lionacleit I decided to enrol on the course to help expand my practical and creative skills, and my understanding of contemporary art practice. As a result, I have had the opportunity to experiment with new techniques and approaches such as cyanotype photography, printmaking, and life drawing.  

I enjoy experimenting with materials like paint, plaster, and wax. I am interested in exploring transparency, texture and layering in addition to natural forms such as plants. 

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