These are some official photos taken by Geewhiz digital photography of the Grounded opening on 22nd July 2014 (photos provided by Glasgow Life/Glasgow Arts). I have also included some snapshots from various other sources of the 2 weeks during the Games, at Festival 2014 and the Grounded exhibition.
2,500 people came through Grounded. We had a half-hour slot on Radio Scotland, which you can listen to at Voices of the Commonwealth (this only stays online until 29 August) Our slot is from 2hr 38mins to 3hr 6mins.
The exhibition is showing next at An Lanntair Art Gallery in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, from 12 September to 18 October.
If you are new to the blog, Grounded residency diary entries/photographs for Scotland begin here and for Australia here. Glasgow workshops, talks and exhibition details are here. An interview about my work with Journalist Jim Gilchrist is on the Struileag website which can be linked to here.
The first visitors arrive
The smooring of the peat – a Gaelic Blessing
Sky recites her poetry at the opening event
Text in Arrarnta and Gaelic on our windows
The opening speeches by Lorenzo, Director Merchant City festival; Kate, Curator; Rona, Gaelic Arts Producer; and myself
Ariel of the Singing Gaelic Ferries introduces the team
Some of the crowd at the opening event
At the opening event
The Gaelic Ferries welcome people
The Galgael cafe attached to the exhibition
Dancing with Rona at the Galgael Cafe and exhibition space; Gaelic and Arrarnta type on the wall
Gaelic performances at the exhibition
“In Conversation, Connecting through Culture”, one of our afternoon events.
More packed events around the peat fire
Showing the Scottish Minister for Culture, Mr Michael Russell, around Grounded.
Telling the Culture Minister about going to jail in Alice Springs (as per blog entry of 6 June 2014)
The Culture Minister as photographer!
Watching the Gaelic AV
Round table discussion at the Spiegeltent venue with other visiting artists
Winning a medal for Australia
Strip the Willow on Glasgow Green