Travelling Light. An Talla Solais. 20th April – 19th May 2013

A ditty box is the handful of possessions traditionally carried by northern sailors on their sea voyages. Inspired by Orkney sculptor John Cumming’s work relating to the ditty box, An Talla Solais invited a group of six artists from seafaring Scotland to create work based on the ditty box and its contemporary relevance.  This unique show brings together John Cumming (Orkney), David Cass (Edinburgh), Ian Stephen and Christine Morrison (Lewis), Will Maclean (Dundee / Polbain), Peter White (Ullapool), and Frances Pelly (Orkney).

As part of the outreach programme, Stephen Morrison ran a week of sailing/drawing workshops aboard the 1935 sgoth Niseach Jubilee – the last remaining original vessel of her type.

Grateful thanks to Ullapool Harbourmaster Kevin Peach and all his willing and helpful team.

sgoth Jubilee c1935, safely moored in Ullapool harbour
Ullapool high school group in drawing action after their sailing experience
Ullapool high school group in drawing action after their sailing experience
On board drawing workshop
On board drawing workshop
afternoon group enjoying storytelling in the sunshine
afternoon group enjoying storytelling in the sunshine
Storytelling in action
Storytelling in action
then it's down to the drawing
then it’s down to the drawing
Jubilee in viking mode
Jubilee in viking mode
some of the drawings from the workshops
some of the drawings from the workshops
additions to the growing community room of the exhibition - Travelling Light, an Talla Solais, Ullapool Visual Arts
additions to the growing community room of the exhibition – Travelling Light, an Talla Solais, Ullapool Visual Arts
workshop drawings - Travelling Light 2013
workshop drawings
El Vigo - the Stephen Morrison home from home
El Vigo – the Stephen Morrison home from home

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