Inside Out : Outside In
TUESDAY 8 - SUNDAY 13 MARCH 2022
CIRCUS ARTSPACE @
INVERNESS CREATIVE ACADEMY
Gym Hall, Stephen's Street, Inverness IV2 3JP
FREE ENTRY | OPEN DAILY
Tue-Fri, 12-4pm, Thurs 12-6pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm
TUESDAY 8 MARCH, 5 - 7PM
Meet some of the artists and join us for a celebratory drink!
DROP-IN EVENT: Visible Mending Circle
SUNDAY 13 MARCH, 2 - 4PM
Bring an item of clothing to repair or just drop in for a cuppa and chat.
This exhibition explores how our connection with other people and our surrounding environment informs our emotional and general wellbeing. Five artists from Moray and Highland, work in a variety of media including film, painting, photography, soundscapes, sculpture and socially engaged happenings to understand often fragile internal and external dialogues. The artworks consider overlooked or hidden aspects of our lives and daily rituals to reach an understanding of personal experiences which are, at the same time, universal.
This exhibition is part of the Circus Graduate Associates programme and features:
Lorna is a visual artist with a socially-engaged practice. She works in group settings as an artistic facilitator, using creative engagement to build connections within ourselves and with each other. She regularly works with people living with dementia. Her process draws on diverse media in response to people’s interests and abilities. Drawing, painting, printmaking, words, collage and bookmaking are key elements in her work. Collaboration with other artists has introduced movement, shadow-puppetry, textiles and kinetic art. Lorna’s strong interest in the collaborative process lies in the transformative powers of co-creating, in which we are all learning and in some way changed.
Madeleine’s work is informed by an interest in stories, relationships and place. This is personal and universal. The act of exploration during making allows her to process ideas, feelings & memories, constructing meaning in a way that cannot be put into words. The work is a balancing act of memory and imagination which creates an intersection between one thing and another, it is both representational and abstract, she regularly uses this binary tension as it is fundamental to life and death, it is provisional and permanent.
www.madeleinedaly.co.uk | Instagram @mad.daly_
My practice is significantly inspired by the theories of Psychoanalyst Carl Jung and his notions on human behaviour. Art for me is a form of healing, a way to unpack and explore who I am, and a welcomed distraction from reality. By applying the Jungian art therapy methods of spontaneous drawing, active imagination, and dream analysis to my studio practice, I have manifested honest and direct visions from my conscious and unconscious. Furthermore, these images have been merged with familiar archetypal imagery to build these autobiographical narratives that blur the lines of real-life and imagination.
www.leahdavis.co.uk | Instagram @leahdavisartist
Rachel’s practice includes photography, casting, printmaking and sound work to explore psychogeography, mapping and consider the unseen, unnoticed aspects of our environment and examine our place in this. After a challenging year with serious family illness and the pandemic, her work interrogates how interaction with the environment impacts our wellbeing. Through the medium of cold-water swimming, Rachel explores the connection with nature and the elemental sensation of being immersed in cold water. She aims to capture instances of the multisensory embodied experience of being in the sea and in nature to explore and map our external and internal journeys.
www.racheljmcclure.com | Instagram @racheljmcclure_art
Claire’s practice is socially engaged, multidisciplinary and primarily takes the form of installation. The work centres on meaningfulness within each unique context to encourage a sense of wellbeing. Conversation and collaboration are key aspects of the process, which inform the concepts and direction of each piece. Scale models are made to develop ideas before creating larger scale public work. She is fascinated by the interconnectedness of our everyday environments and daily rituals with wellbeing. The viewer is invited to respond to the work through the use of universal themes that focus on the rhythms of the everyday and the planetary.
www.clairemacdonaldartist.com | Instagram @crowlemac
Covid-19: we ask that you observe social distancing. There will be a track and trace system at the entrance and please wear a face mask whilst inside the building.