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Hulabhaig : Uig Open 2021/22

I am pleased to have had my submission selected for the Winter online show at Hulabhaig.


From 270 submissions, 70 artworks from 60 artists were chosen to explore the Western Isles' connections from the local to the global. The full exhibition can be seen here.


My submitted work Dùn Àrn, Sound Of Harris, can be seen below and via this link to find more information.



Thanks to Curator Andy Laffan and the selectors Sharon Quigley, Alex Boyd and Malcolm Maclean, they have put together a wonderful mix of work, it is well worth taking some time to view all the art on show.



Submission details:


This photograph is part of a continuing photographic meditation on the Outer Hebrides (and particularly Uist) without resorting to, amongst other traits, cliché and sentimentality.


The image is a direct continuation from work shown at the Uist Arts Association 2021 Summer exhibition at Taigh Chearsabhagh in North Uist and acts as a bridge to introduce multiple exposure photography as a narrative device.


These works have a linear progression from a series which explored lockdown in a small island community using photography to represent the wind that blows across the islands. The project and techniques will be developed further through the coming months.


This photograph of Dùn Àrn (Dùn-Àarain), a small islet in the Sound of Harris, while clearly evoking early photographic techniques, is thoroughly digital in both it's capture and outlook. As the image was made with specific post processing in mind, this influences the way in which it is composed on site.


I have made one print of this which is available via the exhibition site above. The size is 20 x 20cm and is mounted but unframed.

© An Solas Òir 2022