Contemporary Art helps open minds, drive new ideas and imagine the future in communities from the Isle of Skye to urban Inverness.
Taisbean (from the Gaelic term to table, or reveal) brings together contemporary art curators and producers who live and work in the North of Scotland, including the Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, Highland, Moray and Eilean Siar (the Western Isles).
The programme features 10 participants and stems from a desire to address the unique skills and vision developed through working with communities across the North of Scotland. The project grew from discussions in 2018 between SCAN and Highland curators Kirsten Body and Victoria Caine, and a subsequent networking weekend in 2019 hosted by An Talla Solais in Ullapool.
Our participants and affiliated organisations are:
Andy Mackinnon, Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist
Charlotte Mountford, Lyth Arts Centre, Lyth, near Wick
Daniel Clarke, Gaada, Isle of Burra, Shetland Isles
Fenella Gabrysch, Timespan, Helmsdale
Jane Matthews, Shetland Arts
Heather Fulton, Atlas Arts, Isle of Skye
Jon MacLeod, An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis
Kari Adams, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney
Kirsten Body, Circus Artspace, Inverness
Kresanna Aigner, Findhorn Bay Arts
Susan Christie, Cromarty Community Cinema
Lucy Conway, Isle of Eigg
Taisbean’s project co-ordinator is the Caithness-based curator, project manager and researcher Frances Davis.