Natural Bennachie, from Glasgow to Milan!

Work created by Mary Freeman

Henry Coombes film, “Two Discs and a Zed” (working title Between the Dog and the Wolf), made as part of the Natural Bennachie project, will show at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. Previewing Friday, 22 November, the exhibition “Man of the Year” will run until Sunday 26th January.  Further details of the event are available on the CCA website; http://www.cca-glasgow.com/

We are very pleased to announce that Natural Bennachie artists collective Casali+Roubini have had their short documentary film “Arrange Your Rocks Naturally” selected for the Milan Filmmaker Fest opening 1 December – www.filmmakerfest.com/‎. This film displays a collection of items from the surrounding community of Bennachie, from ancient vessels to contemporary craft tools. Along with Henry Coombes “Two Discs and a Zed”, the films will be shown in and around Aberdeenshire over the next few months as part of our outreach programme, keep an eye on the blog for the details of when and where we will be showing!

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva has completed the site-specific installation and performance on Bennachie during four days of beautiful November weather. The work can currently be seen on the hillside, but will begin to fade over the next month as the winter weather sets in. SSW encourages anyone walking on Bennachie to visit the site, where it’s possible to walk in amongst the painted tree stumps. Additionally, if you take photographs then please tag us in your Facebook posts, and join the conversation on Twitter using #NaturalBennachie and  #NaturalScotland.  This work was featured on BBC2’s “Landward” programme and is available to view on iPlayer for a further 6 days! Watch it here;

Artist collective ~inthefields exhibition “Pollen Analysis” at Aberdeen University’s Sir Duncan Rice Library has now closed. After a very well attended opening and artist talk the exhibition was on display for ten days in the library’s atrium. Discussions are currently underway regarding placing the sound installation at Bennachie.

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