Upcoming events and activities…….
SSW is extremely pleased to announce our programme of some of the upcoming events and activities that will take place over the next few months, as part of our Natural Bennachie project. The events will happen at various locations and will be hosted by the four selected artists, The Bailies of Bennachie, geologists and many more interesting people……
Booking is necessary for some of the events so please check beforehand. We would love for you to help us celebrate The Year of Natural Scotland 2013!
Friday 21 June: Summer Solstice at Mither Tap
Artist Henry Coombes will be hosting with the Bailies of Bennachie a Summer Solstice celebration at the Mither Tap
Sunday 4th August: Thinking like a mountain in reverse: an experiential workshop at the interface between art and ecology.
What is the relationship between art and ecology? How do we experience the ‘tangle of chains’ that constitute our relationship to the ‘natural world’? And is there, even, a ‘natural world’ to speak of?
Join Jonathan Baxter (artist) in conversation with Colin Shepherd (archaeologist and co-ordinator of the Bennachie Landscapes project) and Emily Holmes (ranger and educator for Forestry Commission Scotland) to learn more about the social and natural history of Bennachie. This workshop includes pre-workshop reading,* followed by on-site talks, walks, and participant performances.
Sunday 11 August Giants’ Throw
This is a walking event between Tap o’Noth, Rhynie and Mither Tap, Bennachie. Taking inspiration from the Nordic mythology of the North East, the walk will be following the folklore tale of the giant, Jock O’Bennachie, and his dispute with the giant Jock O’Noth. Groups will walk the path between the two mountain tops, meeting on the Gordon Way for a performative event.
Saturday 19 October: Celebrating Natural Bennachie
Thursday 7 November –
Culminating the ArtScience collaboration with the University of Aberdeen Geosciences department is a 10-day exhibition of work in the foyer of the University of Aberdeen Duncan Rice Library. The work on view will be a follow-up of the Bennachie Landscapes exhibition held in 2012, and will be a chance for students and visitors to the University to see the creative practices resulting from the Geoscience collaborations.