Chasing my tail?
Posted on December 19, 2014
Children from Abbeyhill Primary School visited me in Gallery 1 at Edinburgh Palette this week to make their installation artwork about the evacuation of St Kilda. Seeking inspiration I dug out a story I wrote following a trip I made to the island as a recipient of The Margaret Woodward Costume Award in 1982. We used a simple stencil borrowed from the Awesome Folk at St Margaret’s House. The P4 children were fantastic and the resulting art work tells their story beautifully.
So it seems I have been chasing my tail and 33 years later I am still telling stories about Leaving Home. The Away Being exhibition for The Thrive Archive celebrates collaborative art practice and accompanies the premier of a new music commission Coming Home sponsored by Enterprise Music Scotland.