…join us to hear Alexander Maris talk about his recent seventeen day journey from Schiehallion to Tobar nah Aois, followed by a lively discussion and lovely refreshments.
Alexander and Susan Maris are artists working on a new series of artworks and events which invite people to think about their relationships with the environment and history of west Scotland.
On 01 May, Alexander Maris set out on a journey from the centre of Scotland, Schiehallion. He had chosen to walk the complete journey in order to see it for himself, feel the terrain under his feet and the weather around him, have time to think about it, and to see where the journey led him. As well as being fit and well prepared with the right equipment, the other vital element was chance: rather than Maris commanding nature, he wanted to be led by the route, and in doing so, gain an insight into what makes places what they are.
Join us to find out about what Alexander and Susan Maris will be making and why, what they’ve learned from the journey, and to hear from some of the people who enabled the journey along it’s seventeen day route…
The event will last around 40 minutes with an introduction from Rhona Dougall and Deirdre MacKenna, followed by Alexander Maris, then a good conversation with those who would like to join in.
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6.30pm, Thursday 28 June at The Rockfield Centre, Oban. Please register here on our Facebook page
(Alexander and Susan) Maris
(Alexander & Susan) Maris employ a variety of media to explore concepts of the ‘post-urban’, and the role of landscape in cultural history and myth. In 2011 they moved to rural Perthshire to be closer to Rannoch Moor, whose primeval topography has inspired and informed their collaborative life-work for the past twenty years.
Rhona Dougall has been developing community arts programmes, projects, events and activities since a student at University of Glasgow, and while working for refugee support projects in Glasgow and Gaelic language initiatives in Lochaber. She now devises the programme for The Rockfield Centre, a new, community owned cultural space in her home town of Oban.
Deirdre MacKenna will give a brief update on the new cultural programme ‘Locating Lorne’, which invites people to explore what Lorne means in today’s super-diverse society.