Land Line // Five Walks In Skye | Caroline Dear

12 – 16 September 2016

Land Line was a series of five walks over five days that offered a unique chance to explore our relationship with the landscape. Led by Skye-based artist Caroline Dear, each featured a specially invited collaborator and encouraged observation and conversation.

As an artist, Caroline is interested in questioning how we engage with the environment. She uses plants and the skills and knowledge held around them as a hinge to link us with the land. These walks each focused on a particular plant through which different aspects of the landscape were investigated and cultural connections explored.


Walk 1: Plant Line with biologist, Dr. James Merryweather
Walk 2: Lineage with Gaelic poet and writer, Maoilios Caimbeul
Walk 3: Heart Line with poet and writer, Jed Hadfield
Walk 4: Boundary Line with Àrd-Òraidiche / Stiùiriche Cùrsa MSc Cultar Dùthchasach agus Eachdraidh na Gàidhealtachd Senior Lecturer / Course Leader MSc Material Culture and Gàidhealtachd History, Dr. Dòmhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart
Walk 5: Contour Line with Chair of Social Anthropology University of Aberdeen, Dr. Tim Ingold