24 July – 25 September 2010
In April 2010, artists were asked to submit proposals for site-specific sculptures on the theme of scale to feature in a summer season exhibition in the grounds of Clan Donald Skye. The submissions process was very open in order to encourage as many artists from Skye and Lochalsh to submit proposals and participate in the project.
SCALE was guest curated by Steven McKenzie. McKenzie and ATLAS worked with seven artists from the Skye and Lochalsh area, commissioning them to produce the site-specific works. They were: James Adams, Daniel Bär, Zöe Birrell, Dana Macpherson, Julie Brook, Jessica Ramm, and Gill Russell. Each artist responded in a very different way, and worked with a variety of mediums, reflecting their individual practices.
Speaking about the project, Steven said: ‘These sculptures aim to question and provoke our sense of perception and scale in the surrounding landscape’.
As part of the exhibitions public programme, ATLAS produced a series of workshops and talks to encourage further engagement with the works and with the different sites – these included a curator’s guided talk with Steven McKenzie, and numerous children’s workshops exploring movement and sound with the artists MacPherson and Ramm. During the course of the exhibition, 613 people saw and participated in SCALE.
A podcast featuring the exhibition’s curator Steven McKenzie and the artists involved can be heard on the Northings web site.