Community Engagement: Residency with University of Aberdeen

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From April – August 2014 I was invited to work with Archaeology Phd student Candy Hatherley on the Northern Picts Project and the excavation of Iron Age sites across Wester Ross, Scotland.  The residency’s aims were to:

  • increase public accessibility to the archaeological process and findings.
  • provide an opportunity for the parallels of art and archaeology to be explored.
  • support community involvement with the Tarbat Discovery Centre.
  • provide archaeology students with experience of working with an artist.
  • animate public interest by ‘bringing colour to heritage’

Based in Portmahomack near Tain a week of art based workshops were delivered as well as the presentation of my mobile Traces exhibition in the Discovery Centre as well as local beach and central campsite.