02 February 2021
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This new lunchtime series of talks brings together a range of artists and speakers reflecting on the history, heritage and reality of life in the Highlands and Islands. These informal get-togethers are open to anyone – sit back and listen or get involved as we talk more about artist practice on Skye and the complexity and brilliance of rural life.
Join us Tuesday 2nd of February 1 pm for this informal lunchtime event where Oban-based curator Naoko Mabon will talk about her practice with her current and new colleagues.
Naoko Mabon (b. 1982, Fukuoka, Japan) is a freelance curator currently based in Oban on the West coast of Scotland. Within the practice, Naoko often works with people from different backgrounds, areas of profession and cultures through a collaborative, experience-based and actively involved approach. By trying to be affective, responsive and responsible for the concerns and historically underrepresented voices that are specific to a focused context, locality or community, she challenges traditionally dominant perspectives and narrations.
In the first half of this talk, Naoko will introduce her previous projects that she made collaboratively across different locations: Scotland; Japan; Taiwan and Brazil. In the second half, taking the ongoing Torry Ecomuseum Project as an entrance point, Naoko will welcome her current and new colleagues to the conversation, exploring different activities and approaches towards community, environment and tangible/intangible heritage across localities under the “ecomuseum” framework. Naoko will be joined by Angus Murray, (Project Manager of Druim nan Linntean | Skye Ecomuseum), David Fryer (Trustee, Old Torry Community Centre, Aberdeen); and Manami Sato (Director, Shimizusawa Project, Yubari).
If we can make it easier for you to attend this event or help with access please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the talk.
Recorded talks will also be broadcast in partnership with Radio Skye, so keep an eye on our social media to find out more.
Snap from the resulting work gifting ceremony of “Aberdeen // Yubari” printmaking project. At Old Torry Community Centre on 9th February 2020. © Rachel Grant aberdeen-yubari.tumblr.com
Read more about Naoko’s practice at wagonart.org
Join us on Tuesday lunchtimes throughout February and March for a new series of online artist talks, bringing together a range of artists and speakers reflecting on the history, heritage and reality of life in the Highlands and Islands.