BAG Art Camp 2018 - (w)ORD workshop - Scotland
(w)ORD is a multi stage, cultural and creative collaboration between Scottish and Norwegian Artists looking at common historical, cultural and geographical connections with emphasis on language in art.
In June 2018 the first stage of the collaboration was a 10 day residency at the Isle of Mull, Scotland. 5 Norwegian artists and 5 Scottish artists lived and worked together at Tormore Quarry Cottages, gaining knowledge from field trips with a number of local experts including, Gaelic Advisor Jane Brunton, Geologist John Faithfull, Biologists and Entomologists from Mull and Iona Ranger Service and Seafarer Mark Jardine. The itinerary included trips to nearby abandoned settlements and expeditions to Knockvologan, Lunga, Staffa and Iona.
The co-curators of (w)ORD selected four Scottish and four Norwegian artists on a week-long workshop on the Isle of Mull from 2nd – 9th June 2018. The four Scottish artists were selected from OPEN – SSA+VAS Together 2018 exhibition in Edinburgh. The four Norwegian artists were selected during David Faithfull's BAG ArtCamp residency in Bergen in 2017.
During the workshop which was held on the Isle of Mull, Scotland, the artists took participate in scheduled events, field trips and investigations with local geologists, naturalists and linguists, engaging with both the local environment and the local community.
The participants are:
Co-curators and Artists: David Faithfull (SSA) & Imi Maufe (BAG)
Selected Norwegian Artists:
Marit Tunestveit Dyre
David A Rios
Randi Annie Strand
Selected Scottish Artists:
BAG ArtCamp 2018 was organised in association with Society of Scottish Artists (SSA)
and co-curated by Imi Maufe (BAG) and David Faithfull (SSA).
With thanks to John Faithfull, the crew of Birthe Marie (wooden sailing boat on Isle of Iona), Rangers Emily Wilkins and colleague from South Mull, Iona, Burg and Staffa NNR, Jane for language conversations and a fantastic leaving cake.
Follow the residency blog: w18ord.blogspot.com
Funded by Bergen kommune and private initiatives.