Professional artists will be working with four shinty clubs to create a series of original prints as a future legacy for the clubs.
The project, entitled Throw Up 20.18, is funded by Highland Culture Strategic Board’s ‘Highland Culture: Take Pride, Take Part’ programme.
The chosen clubs are Skye, Beauly, Fort William and Newtonmore.
Artist, John McNaught will collaborate with Skye. He grew up on the island and in 2014 was commissioned to take a series of black and white photographs of the Camanachd Cup Final.
Skye Camanachd, Chairman, Douglas MacDougall said: “This year is a significant milestone in the history of Skye Camanachd where we celebrate our 125th anniversary. To be involved in this innovative visual project with the Highland Print Studio which further promotes shinty whilst recognising our island culture and heritage is quite appropriate and welcomed by the club and our supporters.”
The artists will spend time with their assigned club over the 2017 and 2018 seasons, actively engaging with the club and its wider shinty community. They will research the club’s history, with the help of the fans and the players, and gain an insight into the game, its culture and the volunteers who commit their time and energy to their club.
The artwork will be exhibited at the Camanachd Cup 2018 final, shinty’s showcase event. It will then be exhibited at the International 2018 before going on tour.