Locating Lorne

Locating Lorne is currently working with Alexander and Susan Maris who have recently returned from The Journey, an action research walk from Schiehallion to Iona, in development of The Well at the World’s End.

 

The aim of Locating Lorne is to provide a cultural programme which stimulates people to reflect upon the territory, places, language and identity of Lorne and the mid-west area of Scotland.

Research into public and private archives and collections is carried out in collaboration with people with local knowledge, and production is led by Deirdre MacKenna working with contemporary artists, a team of culture specialists and the Rockfield Centre staff.

The first programme of its kind in north Argyll, Locating Lorne undertook a year of research and dialogue during 2017 enabled by sponsorship from Glenburnie House and Hazelbank Motors, and funded by the Culture and Business Fund Scotland. This produced new dialogues, public events and a series of visual-stories about Lorne, all of which is recorded and archived in this website.

We are now developing a method that enables us to explore the rich history of Lorne, and which interacts with and inspires its residents, diaspora and visitors through contemporary culture production (public events, dialogues, exhibitions of artworks and objects, and critical and creative writing) produced to high technical, aesthetic and conceptual standards capable of thriving in local, national and international arenas.

 

Locating Lorne was created in 2015 by Deirdre MacKenna and Cultural Documents.

Drop-In Session Interviews, editing/archiving and research – Riccardo Gentile Lorusso and Federica Cesaroni

The Research Studio and office are at The Rockfield Centre, Oban PA34 5NA, Scotland.

Please contact 00 44 7 989 747 230 or projects@dmackenna.com

Connected Images

www.locatinglorne.net © Cultural Documents

www.locatinglorne.net © Cultural Documents

Sheet 45 OS Scotland  1856-95 © The British Library and Cultural Documents

Sheet 45 OS Scotland 1856-95 © The British Library and Cultural Documents

© Cultural Documents

© Cultural Documents

field research with Rab Black of http://www.argyllsafaris.com © Cultural Documents

field research with Rab Black of http://www.argyllsafaris.com © Cultural Documents

A coach and passengers on the Pass of Melfort, Oban, Scotland, circa 1885. (Photo by James Valentine/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A coach and passengers on the Pass of Melfort, Oban, Scotland, circa 1885. (Photo by James Valentine/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

field research with Rab Black of http://www.argyllsafaris.com © Cultural Documents

field research with Rab Black of http://www.argyllsafaris.com © Cultural Documents

© Cultural Documents

© Cultural Documents

© Neil Owen and The War and Peace Museum, Oban

© Neil Owen and The War and Peace Museum, Oban

© Graeme Strachan, Glenburnie House, Oban

© Graeme Strachan, Glenburnie House, Oban