Sexy Peat Exhibition
Highland Print Studio in partnership with Cape Farewell currently has an exhibition of contemporary visual art at Royal Botanic Garden …
Highland Print Studio in partnership with Cape Farewell currently has an exhibition of contemporary visual art at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh called Sexy Peat/Tìr mo Rùin, celebrating the ecology and heritage of the Lewis blanket bog and highlighting the significant role that peat plays in global climate regulation. The project also celebrates the Gaelic heritage relating to the bog and the significance of the bog to the people who have lived with it.
Beyond their initially austere or barren appearance the peatlands reveal an abundance of colour, texture and life forms in constant interaction with dynamic weather systems. These features have inspired the people who have lived with the moor for generations. This project will investigate and celebrate that land, those people and their heritage.
The exhibiting artists are:
- Anne Campbell
- Jon Macleod
- Kacper Kowalski
- Deirdre Nelson
- Murray Robertson
- Fabric Lenny
- Alex Boyd
Find out more about the artists involved in the Sexy Peat project here.
Sexy Peat is part of the Year of Natural Scotland, a partnership between EventScotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Creative Scotland.
The exhibition runs from 8 November 2013 – 26 January 2014
Image: Christine Morrison, http://www.christinemorrison.co.uk/