A Work for the North Atlantic

24 August 2016 – 24 August 2017

A Work for the North Atlantic is a year-long programme which encompasses; an installation of Bethan Huws’ film Singing for the Sea at the Skye Sailing Club in partnership with London-based art organisation, Artangel, a new artwork commission by visual artist, composer and musician, Richard Skelton, and schools’ workshops in collaboration with Aldeburgh Music’s international singing project, Friday Afternoons.

This project will explore themes within Singing for the Sea through the context of its presentation in the Isle of Skye.

This installation was augmented with singing workshops, a newly commissioned essay by Siôn Parkinson, contextualising the work in Gaelic and Highland culture, musical performances and poetry, and will culminate in a new commission by composer and artist Richard Skelton, who will be invited to respond to Huws’ film and to the mountainous landscape that has formed its temporary backcloth.



Featured images: The Bistritsa Babi / Bethan Huws. A Work for the North Sea, Artangel. Sugar Sands, Longhoughton, Northumberland 22, 23 and 24 July 1993. Commissioned by Artangel, London.