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INLAND at SSW

Framed by the European project Frontiers in Retreat (FiR) and under a Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) commission, artist Fernando Garcia- Dory applies the INLAND approach he has been developing in different places since 2010 – in this case to the Cabrach, a high moorland with grazing pastures, progressively abandoned, and enclosed by a private Estate.

Over the last two years, Fernando has connected with Rural Development agents working in the area, as well as Cabrach inhabitants and farmers.  The project has looked at the content of the recently formulated Land Reform Act of Scotland, with its legal and political implications, in relation to possible applications within the rural community there.

INLAND – Walk and drawing workshop in the Cabrach

During a FiR symposium ‘Sitting on Eggs: What happens after the artwork?’ held at SSW in March 2016, Fernando worked with a Cabrach community member, active against the proposed wind farm, to lead a guided walk. The route requested permission from the Estate’s Head Gamekeeper and claimed free roaming access, traversing lost paths in an interrupted walk, depicting a damaged landscape. The walk was also framed as a landscape drawing workshop encouraging participants to read the landscape through a series of drawing excises.

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INLAND -Tenant Farmer Exchange Residency 2017

As the project enters its final phase, tenant farmers of the Cabrach and farm cooperative members from Andalusia, Spain have been invited to participate in an exchange residency. From the 1st- 4th of March 2017, farmers of the Cabrach and SSW will host members from the Spanish cooperative who created a landless farm workers union (S.O.C) in the 1980s as part of a campaign to highlight inequalities in a region of huge historical private Estates.

The three day exchange programme includes visits to Cabrach tenant farms and areas of interest, as well as social gatherings and meals. Two public in-conversation and presentation events will also be held. One will be held in the Cabrach with the Cabrach Community Association (CCA – Cabrach) and one at the in Glasgow with the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA – Glasgow). Please see below for further details on these events.

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INLAND Public Talk – Acorn Centre, Cabrach
7.30pm – Thursday 2nd March 2017

With the support of Cabrach Farmer Martin Sheed and Cabrach Community Association (CCA ) Chairperson Patti Nelson, artist Fernando Garcia Dory will host a public in-conversation event at 7.30pm on the 2nd of March at the Acorn Centre, Cabrach. This is an opportunity to open up the discussions, which have come through the exchange between the farmers from Andalusia and the Cabrach: the different realities, common problems and the Land Reform possibilities in Scotland and South Spain. Part of the discussion will be oriented to provide visions on possible futures, menaces, potentialities and visions for the land in 2030, that will be integrated in a speculative narrative aspect of the final artwork. This is a free event and open to all.

For more information please contact: yvonne@ssw.org.uk / 01464 861372

INLAND Public Talk – CCA, Glasgow
3.00pm – Friday 3rd March 2017

The farmers will travel to bring their experiences about the exchange and their ideas and recommendations for further political debate and action at CCA Glasgow, together with an expert on the legal aspects of the Land Reform Act.

Free but ticketed, please book via: CCA EVENTS
This event is in association with CCA Glasgow’s Intensions in Action Programme related to their current exhibition Forms in Action.

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