As part of the project, Henry Castle ran casting workshops with pupils from Kilmuir and Staffin Primary School showing them the process similar to his silicone casting at Rubha nam Brathairen (Brothers’ Point). Alongside Angus Murray of Staffin Community Trust he also led a walk to Garafad Dyke for Staffin pupils to learn more about its significance during the crofters’ struggles. Tom Smith of Lateral North ran a mapping workshop with pupils from both schools and they got the chance to see the potential of augmented reality in bringing stories to life.
Contemporary Memorial: Staffin Community TrustJanuary 2017 — December 2018
ATLAS Arts is working with the Staffin Community Trust (Urras An Taobh Sear) to produce a series of pilot commissions with a view to creating a contemporary memorial to acknowledge the nineteenth-century crofters’ land struggle in the Staffin area. A central aim of the commissions is for the artists to contribute to the awareness and understanding of the local community of the potentially positive impacts and benefits of a commissioned public artwork/contemporary memorial.