Grounded explored by the children of Ntaria

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The first colour swatches created by Leverhulme School, Isle of Harris

We are very excited that the Year 8 children of Ntaria school (Northern Territory, Australia) have joined in the Colour of Language arts educational project that came out of Grounded’s showing at An Lanntair in Stornoway, Scotland.

The children have looked at Western Arrarnta trees, shrubs, flowers and earth and painted the colours that they saw and experienced, and added the Western Arrarnta words. Their work will be exhibited alongside Leverhulme Memorial Gaelic School (Isle of Harris, Scotland) and Lional Gaelic School (Isle of Lewis, Scotland), and other schools that join in along the course of the project. I look forward to soon being able to post their work here.

If you are connected to a Gaelic school or Australian Aboriginal school, and you are interested in joining, please do contact me via this blog.

Thank you also to Greg who recorded the BBC Radio Scotland Voices of the Commonwealth interview we did in Glasgow during the Grounded exhibition at Festival 2014. The radio interview, which explores some of the concepts behind Grounded, is now available for listening to here.

For those new to the blog, the Grounded exhibition, a commission by Glasgow Life for Festival 2014 XX Commonwealth Games, has also shown since at An Lanntair Art Gallery in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, as a partner event at Hebtember Festival.

The Grounded residency diary entries and photographs begin here in Scotland and then in Australia here. The book that accompanied the exhibition can be found at Exhibition explanatory book

You can also link to information about the exhibition at these links: Introductory panel in English and Introductory panel in Gaelic.

Three audiovisuals that were part of Grounded, and the promotional audiovisual, can be watched here

Educational workshops run at An Lanntair Gallery in conjunction with Grounded can be viewed here and here.

Joe’s educational video of me talking about the exhibition can be viewed here.

The introductory page for the blog can be found here. Feedback on the Glasgow Festival 2014, XX Commonwealth Games exhibition can be linked to here. Photos of the Glasgow opening event are here. Glasgow workshops, talks and exhibition details are here. And the Digital Resources pages of the blog for further information are here and here.

An interview about my work with journalist Jim Gilchrist is on the Struileag website which can be read at Jim Gilchrist’s review or linked to here. And a response to the Alice Springs jail post by Professor Smith can be found here. A review by Dr Kate Robinson can be found here. And you can listen to a cut down recording of “In Conversation: Connecting through Culture” at this Vimeo link. (16 mins.) (One of our afternoon events at Glasgow Festival 2014 showing). Or listen to some music from one of our Glasgow afternoon events here.

My artist biography can be linked to here and here and my personal website is here

Some other sites that link to Grounded can be found here

Funder acknowledgements can be viewed here

More posts coming soon from Australia where the exhibition will start its tour in 2015

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