Grounded’s next stop in the tour: Goondiwindi, Queensland

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Some comments from Brisbane

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The Brisbane opening night

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In Glasgow

The Grounded exhibition, a commission by Glasgow Life for Festival 2014 Commonwealth Games, has also shown since at An Lanntair Art Gallery in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, as a partner event at Hebtember Festival and at The Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts in Brisbane, before beginning its two-and-a -half year tour of Queensland with Flying Arts Alliance.

Grounded continues its tour, with upcoming venues at:
Goondiwindi Art Space – 11 March – 22 April, 2017
Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery 5th May 2017 – 28th June 2017
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery 22 July to 26 August, 2017
Tableland Regional Art Gallery, Atherton Dec’17 – Jan ‘18

You can link to information about the exhibition at these links: Introductory panel in English and Introductory panel in Gaelic. In brief, Grounded is the creative outcome from two residencies: one in the Gaelic speaking Outer Hebrides of Scotland, and one with Australian Aboriginal Nations of the central deserts. The images, sounds, audiovisuals and stories are set side by side to draw on parallels that cross continents and nations. Two places with nothing and everything in common.

You can book Grounded, and other great shows toured by Flying Arts here: http://flyingarts.org.au/exhibitions/exhibitions-by-request/

Feedback from the comments book in Brisbane can be viewed via this link: Comments from Grounded at Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. And for a small selection of the feedback from the same show in Glasgow, during Festival 2014, Commonwealth Games, you can find comments here.

The Colour of Language arts educational project came out of Grounded’s showing at An Lanntair in Stornoway, Scotland.

The story of my night in jail in Alice Springs whilst on artist residency for Grounded, the subsequent lack of conviction in court, and implications of this story for the local Aboriginal population, can be linked to here. Then here for the court process following arrest. And a response to the Alice Springs jail post by Professor Smith can be found here.

Three audiovisuals that were part of Grounded, (Wadlu-gnana; Freumhaichte; Who Cares for Country) can be watched here

The book that accompanied the exhibition can be found at Exhibition explanatory book 

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.

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.

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.

A radio interview with BBC Radio Scotland Voices of the Commonwealth, which explores some of the concepts behind Grounded, is now available for listening to here.

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

The introductory page for the blog can be found here.

The Grounded residency diary entries begin here in Scotland and then in Australia here. This is a record of my thoughts whilst gathering the material. These thoughts and images inform the production but are not part of the final exhibition.

Some other sites that link to Grounded can be found here

Funder acknowledgements can be viewed here

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Grounded tours to Dalby, Queensland

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Lewis MacKenzie, Seaweed Harvest, Isle of Lewis

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Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert)

The Grounded exhibition, a commission by Glasgow Life for Festival 2014 Commonwealth Games, has also shown since at An Lanntair Art Gallery in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, as a partner event at Hebtember Festival and at The Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts in Brisbane, before beginning its Queensland tour with Flying Arts Alliance.

Grounded continues its tour, with venues still to show at:
Gallery 107 Dalby 9 January – 23 February 2017
Goondiwindi Art Space – 11 March – 22 April, 2017
Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery 5th May 2017 – 28th June 2017
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery 22 July to 26 August, 2017
Tableland Regional Art Gallery, Atherton Dec’17 – Jan ‘18

You can link to information about the exhibition at these links: Introductory panel in English and Introductory panel in Gaelic. In brief, Grounded is the creative outcome from two residencies: one in the Gaelic speaking Outer Hebrides of Scotland, and one with Australian Aboriginal Nations of the central deserts. The images, sounds, audiovisuals and stories are set side by side to draw on parallels that cross continents and nations. Two places with nothing and everything in common.

You can book Grounded, and other great shows toured by Flying Arts here: http://flyingarts.org.au/exhibitions/exhibitions-by-request/

Feedback from the comments book in Brisbane can be viewed via this link: Comments from Grounded at Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. And for a small selection of the feedback from the same show in Glasgow, during Festival 2014, XX Commonwealth Games, you can find comments here.

The Colour of Language arts educational project came out of Grounded’s showing at An Lanntair in Stornoway, Scotland. The Colour of Language frieze is growing and now almost big enough to cover a wall at An Lanntair Gallery in Stornoway, with the latest additions by some children from Hazelwood North school in Gippsland, Australia. If you are interested in joining in you can contact me through this blog here.

The story of my night in jail in Alice Springs whilst on artist residency for Grounded, the subsequent lack of conviction in court, and implications of this story for the local Aboriginal population, can be linked to here. Then here for the court process following arrest. And a response to the Alice Springs jail post by Professor Smith can be found here.

Three audiovisuals that were part of Grounded, (Wadlu-gnana; Freumhaichte; Who Cares for Country) can be watched here

The book that accompanied the exhibition can be found at Exhibition explanatory book 

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.

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.

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.

A radio interview with BBC Radio Scotland Voices of the Commonwealth, which explores some of the concepts behind Grounded, is now available for listening to here.

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

The introductory page for the blog can be found here.

The Grounded residency diary entries begin here in Scotland and then in Australia here. This is a record of my thoughts whilst gathering the material. These thoughts and images inform the production but are not part of the final exhibition.

Some other sites that link to Grounded can be found here

Funder acknowledgements can be viewed here

A Farewell in photographs

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It is not long now until we leave our beloved Scotland again for another few months. I have taken a few more photographs here as we walked the hills, moors and beaches, and the slideshow at the end of this post is my farewell to Scotland until we return next year.

For those new to the blog, the Grounded exhibition, a commission by Glasgow Life for Festival 2014 XX Commonwealth Games, is now open at An Lanntair Art Gallery in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, from 13 September to 11 October, 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 linked to here. And a response to the Alice Springs jail post by Professor Smith can be found here. A BBC Radio Scotland interview 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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Documenting Grounded at Festival 2014, XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow

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 first visitors arrive

The smooring of the peat - a Gaelic Blessing

The smooring of the peat – a Gaelic Blessing

Wall selection

Wall selection

Sky recites her poetry at the opening event

Sky recites her poetry at the opening event

Text in Arrarnta and Gaelic on our windows

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

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

Ariel of the Singing Gaelic Ferries introduces the team

The speeches

The speeches

Some of the crowd at the opening event

Some of the crowd at the opening event

At the opening event

At the opening event

The Gaelic Ferries welcome people

The Gaelic Ferries welcome people

The Galgael cafe attached to the exhibition

The Galgael cafe attached to the exhibition

Dancing with Rona at the Galgael Cafe and exhibition space

Dancing with Rona at the Galgael Cafe and exhibition space; Gaelic and Arrarnta type on the wall

Gaelic performances at the exhibition

Gaelic performances at the exhibition

"In Conversation, Connecting through Culture", one of our afternoon events.

“In Conversation, Connecting through Culture”, one of our afternoon events.

More packed events around the peat fire

More packed events around the peat fire

Showing the Scottish Minister for Culture, Mr Michael Russell, around Grounded.

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)

Telling the Culture Minister about going to jail in Alice Springs (as per blog entry of 6 June 2014)

The Culture Minister as photographer!

The Culture Minister as photographer!

Watching the Gaelic AV

Watching the Gaelic AV

Round table discussion at the Spiegeltent venue with other visiting artists

Round table discussion at the Spiegeltent venue with other visiting artists

Winning a medal for Australia

Winning a medal for Australia

Strip the Willow on Glasgow Green

Strip the Willow on Glasgow Green

Festival 2014

Festival 2014