In 2021 a new ‘Arran Arts Heritage Trail’ was created, weaving a trail of twenty sites identified by sandstone placemarkers to celebrate a landcsape that has been important to many of Scotland’s most iconic artists.
In 2022 twenty artists living and working on Arran today have taken the challenge to create their own art work inspired by the twenty sites of the placemarkers and the work of the artists recognised on the Arts Heritage Trail. From Easter to September 2022 you can view the work that makes up the ‘Arran Legacy Inspired Visual Exhibition’.
You can visit the twenty artists that have created the art work in their studios where their specially created exhibition piece will be on display (exhibition items are not for sale). The artists will tell you about the site that they have interpreted and about the iconic artist from the past that may have influenced their work.
The works are in a variety of mediums including ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, wood and paintings. Many of the artists have tried new techniques or challenged themselves to create something different from their normal style. They are all exhibiting their artwork for the exhibition trail in their studios from Easter to September so that visitors and locals can view each of the twenty works at their leisure. In late September you can view all of the artworks together in an exhibition in Whiting Bay Hall.
View the artworks by scrolling through the gallery at the Arran Art Trail website here
And you can see the catalogue of the exhibition here
You can find out more about the Arran Arts Heritage Trail and the position of the sandstone place markers around the island here
One of the participating artists, Lynne Jones, is featured below:
ALiVE is supported by Creative Scotland and sees each artist adopting one of the Arran Arts Heritage Trail plinths and creating an artwork interpreting the site or the work of a dedicated artist.