islandness

 

WHAT DOES BEING AN ISLANDER MEAN TO YOU?

islandness is a living experiment. An open platform spanning the North Atlantic, this project explores life on two northern islands through the art practices of two islanders: Jane Walker (Newfoundland) and Vivian Ross-Smith (Shetland). In a series of community-based workshops, a community supper meal, and a collaborative exhibition, Walker and Ross-Smith come together to engage in dialogues about art, islandness and contemporary rurality in the Shetland Islands and in Newfoundland. Both artists use traditional processes and adapted materials of northern island culture such as fish skin and rug hooking in their individual practices. 

Newfoundland: August – September 2017

Shetland: October – November 2018

For updates and more images please visit www.islandness.net

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