Saturday, July 20, 2019
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A new participatory artwork connecting the public to the world's mountain ranges will be touring the UK next year.

First There Is A Mountain, by Katie Paterson, will see the public invited to build mountains of sand across the coastlines and play out the world's natural geography against a series of tidal times.

Each bucket is a scale model of five of Earth's mountains: Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Shasta (USA), Mount Fuji (Asia), Stromboli (Europe), and Uluru (Oceania).

The South Skye Camera Club are having an art exhibition of members photographs from 9th - 27th July, open daily 9am-9pm in The Atrium, Arainn Chaluim Chille, Sabhal Mor Ostaig. 

The South Skye Camera Club was formed in early 2013 to bring together photographers from all over south Skye who want to share and learn more about the art. The club now has over 30 members of all ages and from all walks of life, interested in all aspects of photography – from film to digital, from traditional landscapes to contemporary images, they meet every second Wednesday in Sabhal Mor Ostaig.

If you'd like to find out more about The South Skye Camera Club visit www.southskyecameraclub.org.uk

 

Information is being sought on an innovative artist who had a home on the Isle of Raasay.

Tom Newton, creator of several electronic stucco works in the 1980's, had a self built home on the island.

Dr Stephen P. Castell, touched by the unusual designs, is hoping to find more information about the artist.  He told The Skye Times: "I heard about Tom Newton back in the 1980s, in the early days of the microcomputer and related IT developments, when he had some publicity for his ‘electronic stuccos’ sculptures (or 3-D paintings).

"These were constructs which modelled electronic components, such as computer transistors, microprocessors etc to create large-scale works of art, in coloured plaster.

"One of them, for example, ‘Monolithic Transistor’, is it seems in the permanent collection of the Science Museum since around 1984.

"Back in 1988 Humberts was mentioned in the FT as looking to sell Tom Newton’s self-built home on the island of Raasay.

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