Very happy to have achieved the installation of NEO Terra: my multi-media interactive exhibition at An Talla Solais’s gallery in Ullapool. The preview was well attended helped by a flurry of invitation Tweets and re tweets, plus the BBC coverage . Many thanks to all.
All exhibitions are challenging to install, this one included, the ‘minimal look’ of the overall exhibition belies the amount of focused and time consuming work required to set up the 10 x 2 m canvas, assemble 12 islands from over a thousand of pieces of melted plastic, video animation, 4 sculptures, 3 large wall drawings, 2 printed charts, Plastiglomerate cross section and the all important interactive lab space comprising: Plastiglomerate sample point , magnification and monitor station , lightbox installation, 60 glass vials containing sand samples. ready for examination. ,
The projects ethos of public engagement continued through to the installation process and each day local members of the arts and science community called by to help carry, draw, provide sustenance and encouragement. So THANK YOU to Alice (from Shetland), John , Ailsa (on loan from Visit Scotland) Sara & Jan from Ceard, Milly, Erin, Rosanne, Caroline, Susan, Eileen, Daniel, ATS and Creative Scotland. (team shot to follow)
The first comment I over-heard at the preview assured me that our hard work was worth it, as an audience member stepped into the main gallery facing the long floor installation stretching 10 meters in front of him, promptly turned and said ‘this is a bit challenging’
The show runs every day 10-5pm until Sunday the 18th June at An Talla Solais , Market St, Ullapool.(link)
Connected event Walk into Deep Time as part of the Isle Martin Festival (link)
If you are unable to visit the show you can view the NEO Terra clip of the exhibition from Shetland by Clicking here
Again thanks to Creative Scotland