Alison Dunlop has created a 'poem to the Shiant Isles' with a masterwork of drawings, watercolours and photographs. Two years in the making, her moving paean to the enchanted isles of the Outer Hebrides comes together in this exhibition.
Alison has also worked with writers, poets, naturalists and Gaelic speakers to bring their perspectives to the celebration of this special place. The exhibition features Gaelic folklore and songs inspired by the islands, as well as poems by Brian Hill and an essay by author and geoscientist Annie O’Garra Worsley.
A book with a foreword by Adam Nicolson has been produced to accompany the exhibition, comprimising of the entire collection of drawings, watercolours and photographs inspired by the Shiant Isles, only a selection of which can feature in the exhibition. The book is available from the museum shop.