Hannah Imlach and Shaun Fraser began their residencies in the Flow Country in Spring 2017. The exhibition preview on Friday 14th September presented a first look at the work that they created.
Commissioned by the Flows to the Future Project, the exhibition is part of a wider aim to connect people with the Flow Country and promote its cultural and environmental significance. The evening was well attended by residents of Caithness and Sutherland, as well as many people involved in the Flows to the Future project. All enjoyed the art which explores the distinctive landscape and character of the Flow Country; from the cultural legacy of generations crofting to current scientific research.
The exhibition also features a newly commissioned essay by poet and researcher Lila Matsumoto, who reflects on the experience of the Flow Country and the two artist's work. Her essay encapsulated the beauty of the Flow Country as well as offering an interpretation into Hannah and Shaun’s work.
The artists themselves were also present and happy to discuss their work over wine and crisps, and, all in all it was a lovely evening and a great start to the Flow Works show.
Flow works is running from 15 September – 27 October 2018 in the Thurso Gallery, Thurso Library, Davidson’s Lane, Thurso KW14 7AF.