Uist artists’ directory

Uist artists can now share profiles of their work on the new Uist Arts Association at https://uistarts.org/ If you are a UAA member, you can login and upload photos of your work, a description of your practice, contact details and (if you have a gallery or open studio) details of opening hours and location. See examples

Talks and classes at Claddach Kirkibost Centre

The Claddach Kirkibost centre has announced its events programme for September 2018: Thursday 13th September 7pm Margaret Joan MacIsaac – Pinhole Photography Workshop Part I Local resident Margaret Joan will explore how to create photographs using a simple homemade camera which participants will make from recycled materials. Please note that this is a two-part workshop.

Pottery classes in Locheport?

Louise Cook at Shoreline Stoneware is looking to develop facilities to enable her to offer a range of pottery classes in Locheport, North Uist and would like to gauge your views and level of interest. The survey is a simple tick-box online questionnaire, with space for comments. The link is below: it shouldn’t take more

Audio recordings from Uist

Audio recordings of the traditions of crofters, farm workers and fishermen, in English and Gaelic, along with some Scots, were put online by the Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic (DASG), University of Glasgow in August. 33 audio files are being published from the Mòthan Archive, all gathered in North and South Uist, Scalpay, Harris, Barra,

Part time arts courses in Lochmaddy

Part time courses at the Lews Castle College studios in Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy being in September and run throughout the year. They include: painting drawing cyanotypes mix media textiles printmaking Contact the college for more details on leart@uhi.ac.uk or by phone 01876 500871

Gina MacDonald exhibition

Gina MacDonald is the first local artist featuring in a rolling program of exhibitions by Uist Arts Association’ artists in the Taigh Chearsabhagh cafe.   Her show is called Snaithlean: “My work is based on dementia, connections and repetition. I use traditional crafts influenced by my Hebridean culture and heritage to visualise the illness. The contrasting