Join us for a series of events that launch this innovative and exciting project in the Isle of Skye.
The highlight of the day will be a night time exhibition event featuring a selection of archive images, installed and projected onto buildings, windows and the landscape. These will be accompanied by memory walks led by the artist behind the project and the project collaborators the Kyleakin Local History Society. A souvenir booklet, a guidebook with a difference will be launched as part of the opening event. The old school now known as Kyleakin Connections will provide a hub for the evening where you are warmly invited to attend the welcome gathering and booklet launch. This will be followed by the out door exhibition and guided Memory Walks setting out from the hub.
WE WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD REGISTER AND BOOK A PLACE FOR EACH EVENT THAT YOU WISH TO ATTEND.
3.00 – 5.00pm
THE MACBRAYNE STORY
A talk by Ian McCrorie the official Cal Mac Historian
Hosted by Kyleakin Local History Society
Commuity Hall, Kyleakin
7.00 – 8.00pm
WELCOME GATHERING & SOUVENIR BOOKLET LAUNCH
OUTDOOR EXHIBITION & MEMORY WALKS
There is a large carpark in the centre of the village and at the Community Hall. There is no parking in front of the venue. You will be able to drop people off close by.
This Event is related to the following Project:
Travelling the Archive
Travelling the Archive was a long-term project with artist Nicky Bird aimed at reimagining a time and place in Kyleakin’s past, for future audiences and current residents. Bird sought to share and make accessible the 1960s heritage of the close community of Kyleakin in the Isle of Skye, through a series of 35mm slide images taken during this period by seasonal visitor Miss Joan Wilcock. Utilising the Joan Wilcock Collection held in the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre, a programme incorporating an outdoor projection exhibition, a series of memory walks, schools workshops and more were delivered as part of this project.