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Making Art About Lorne- The Well at World’s End
11th December 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An evening talk at the Kilmartin Museum Cafe from 7pm till 8pm, followed by some discussion.
Join us at Kilmartin Museum, when Alexander Maris will present some of the observations and discoveries made during recent his research journey from Schiehallion to Iona.
The event will introduce the practice of artists Alexander and Susan Maris and the Locating Lorne programme run by Deirdre MacKenna.
Alexander and Susan Maris were commissioned to make a new series of events, artworks and exhibitions for Locating Lorne in 2017. Conscious that Lorne and Argyll are rich and complex cultural situations, it was clear that a substantial research process was required to create a solid foundation upon which the artists could base their approach.
Initial discussions between the artists and commissioner explored the cultural memory evident in the place names of Lorne’s topography, and its enduring role providing a backdrop to experiences of transition between one reality and another, whether for pilgrims, artists, folk returning home or strangers touring its legendary places.
Alexander and Susan Maris reflected upon how people in the past determined their routes through Lorne, and soon realised that they too had to traverse the terrain on foot. An indicative route readily emerged from the Marises existing knowledge, cultural memory of the Road of the Kings and clues inscribed onto ancient sites, but rather than rigidly determining their precise route, the Marises prepared themselves to respond to chance in leading them to their journey’s destination.
During the sixteen day journey, while traversing over one hundred and twenty miles, the Marises explored the territory by collecting artefacts and raw materials and entering into dialogue with the people they encountered, reflecting upon ideas of centre and periphery, ancient myths and how memory is imbued in the terrain.
Join us on 11 December when Alexander Maris will describe some of his observations and discoveries during his journey and present a series of images of how The Well at the World’s End is evolving into new artworks and forthcoming exhibitions.
6.30 – a warm welcome with refreshments to heat you up!
7pm – the event begins
7.45 – more refreshments and lots of discussion…
Talks are free although donations to Kilmartin Museum are always welcome.