Artist and curator Rose Strang introduces Eigg Island, a collaborative exhibition of art, music and poetry inspired by the landscape and story of the island. Three of Strang’s large-scale paintings are featured in the exhibition along with works by photographer Simon Nicholas White and craftmakers from Eigg, including Catherine Davies, Libby Barnden and Jenny Robertson. The launch evening of Eigg Island features new music and poetry inspired by Eigg, including a piece for string quartet by composer Atzi Muramatsu, and a series of poems created and read by poet Jennifer L Williams.
In the mid-90s, Eigg’s inhabitants decided to buy-out the island, before launching an award-winning 100% renewable energy system in 2011.
Eigg Island is on at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, until the 21st April.