Sail Caledonia 2018
The Shieling Project development meeting;
Alex Patience and Donald McNeill spend a week developing a theatre project (storytelling and music) at Eden Court and aboard Loch Ness Barge
11 November 2017 – Great Glen Canal Users Association and Seaport Marina quiz night
September and October 2017
Scottish Waterways Trust run a series of Storytelling workshops
winter 2016 – 2017
film nights (dates to be confirmed);
December – climbing film night
short films followed by a feature, chosen by Graham
February – bike film night
short films, chosen by Susan and Lisa
In advance of the August ‘Year of Architecture’ event on Loch Ness Barge, the project bus visits for a photo shoot!
28 May – 4 June Sail Caledonia
Loch Ness barge is the support vessel for the race/raid from Loch Linnhe across Scotland to the Beauly Firth
30 June a wedding aboard the barge, sadly not performed by me as we are not at sea, but Mike and Sue wanted to have as much as possible of their celebration on the water
11 – 14 August Year of Architecture
an architectural sculpture will be installed on the foredeck and the barge will cruise between Inverness and Dochgarroch with stops along the way to allow the public aboard
14 February storytelling event
Winter 2014 film nights;
We are going to have 4 themed film nights, one each month, starting in January 2014, ending in April when we go West to Corpach for our yearly trip along the canal.
If you want to contribute a favourite film, get in contact with us at email@example.com.
The film nights are free, bring your own food and drink
January 2014 – Climbing film night
The Clipperton Project comes to the Muirtown Basin!!
Loch Ness Barge is organising 2 nights;
Tuesday 13 August 2013 Boat Tours and Artists Talk 5pm – 7pm
You can see around Loch Ness Barge, Stan’s Titanic, New Dawn and hear what it is like living aboard Loch Ness and being an artist
Friday 16 August 2013 Artists talks and films 5pm – 8pm
Sam Harrison (works with schools and teachers to bring new perspectives on the special places and stories which are part of the local landscape)
Misha Somerville (musician, film maker, whistle maker)
Ian Stephen (poet, artist, boatman, storyteller)
see details of these people and their work below;
Bringing Place to Life: Place-Based Education
Dr Sam Harrison
Sam runs Open ground specialising in place-based education and education
consultancy. Based in Inverness Open Ground works with schools and
teachers to develop and deliver localised curriculum, bringing new
perspectives on the special places and stories which are part of the local
landscape. From term long interactions with schools, teacher training
courses, and participative research, Open Ground works towards revealing
the distinct potential of each place.
Born in Santos, an important harbor city in the São Paulo State, Brazil, Fabiano
Marques is a nomad artist who have been traveling in and out of Brazil for
many years. Marques deals with the development and experiment of
intervention systems from specific proposals or places. They take form in
installations and videos including performance actions, having as a procedure
the combination and recombination of elements and its registration throughout
a period or delimited passage. Fabiano Marques uses displacement to unravel
cultural and social discourses and to explore territories inserted within others.
The dialectical nature of his work is driven through an initial proposition or
impulse that reverberates and unwinds in game-like structures, where the
artist is an active participant interpolating his control over the given
constituents and setting.
Faultline explores a trip on Vic 32, the last steam boat operating on the
Caledonian Canal, in Scotland. The video is divided in chapters (7 of which are
presented here), having each chapter steamed by a song composed by the
LochNess Barge Art Residency, Summer 2011, Inverness, Scotland.
Thanks to Nicola Gear and Adrian Farrow from the LochNess Barge.
Ian Stephen is from Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. Navigation and storytelling have long been central to his way of life and work. He is now working on a two volume book, Waypoints, which explores traditional stories, from Brittany to above the Arctic Circle. Voyaging has also been a main element in Ian’s drama (Seven Hunters, 2003) and visual art (short films included in Running Time – artists’ films in Scotland from 1960, Dean Gallery Edinburgh, 2010.)
Ian will look back on several passages, from his home town to the archipelago situated 18 miles south in the Minch. Poems relating to this route have recurred in his published works from Malin, Hebrides, Minches (Dangaroo Press, Denmark,1983 and most recently the 2013 Oxford Poets anthology. A two-minute video, taken at The Shiants, will introduce his talk.