Taisbean/Curators North

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

Shona Cameron, Climavore Station/ Site Collective, Isle of Skye

Susan Christie, Cromarty Community Cinema

Victoria Caine, An Talla Solais, Ullapool and Caladar Arts, Cawdor

Lucy Conway, Isle of Eigg

Taisbean’s project co-ordinator is the Caithness-based curator, project manager and researcher Frances Davis. 

The programme is delivered by SCAN and supported by the William Grant Foundation and Creative Scotland. 

You can follow the Taisbean Curators North project on Twitter and Instagram @TaisbeanArt

Funders of this project

  • William Grant Foundation
  • Creative Scotland