International Day of the Girl…

…is today;

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charanga…

Charanga  – a small group of musicians

Ruada – party/fiesta

I have tremendous affection for these local bands who turn up to play at fiestas and religious festivals in the wee towns, villages and hamlets of Galicia, on this particular occasion the charanga Ruada are playing for people coming out of the mass for Virtudes, a Saints day in Vitre, Galicia. Cool drums and cool red shirts!

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As a former drummer (of sorts) i do like me a drum kit.

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the band

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decorating construction 2…

Beautiful BEAUTIFUL decoration of an old, abandoned house on Burela, Galicia in Spain, kind of outsider art i guess or just someone with a creative soul…

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Beautiful, stormy and romantic Cantabrian Sea, Burela

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Burela tiny houses

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Ghosts

well…

So here is a film i made to be shown at the STARTING TO SEE THE END exhibition described in my previous post.

This was filmed on location at the very lovely 15th-century St Triduana’s Aisle, Restalrig, Edinburgh. The call and response singing was done on site by myself and Yvonne and the fancy choral singing towards the end is by the Penicuik Vault Singers. Thanks to Nik Paget-Tomlinson for the excellent sound design and editing.

The following 2 photographs and captions are taken from Yvonne Buskie’s web site:

Wall painting evolved during the gallery residency. Made by the all the named artists and visitors to the exhibition. Section 4m x 3m

Christine Devaney and Yvonne Buskie during the closing performance 23rd August 2017 (with Luke Sutherland.) Photo Margarita Vazquez Ponte

…on being a very bad self publicist…

I interrupt the prolonged void of blogging silence with…

So anyone who knows me knows i am a rubbish self publicist when it comes to being an artist. So here it goes, way after the fact;

For the month of August i was invited to participate in a month long residence at St Margaret’s House Edinburgh. Here is the official blurb from the Edinburgh Art Festival site and you can find more on the principal artist  Yvonne Buskie’s web site:

STARTING TO SEE THE END

Overview

Six collaborating artists, Yvonne Buskie with Guest Artists Christine Devaney (Dancer+Choreographer), Luke Sutherland (Musician) Evy Tjåland, (Visual Artist), Margarita Vazquez Ponte (Multi Media Artist), Nik Paget-Tomlinson (Musician), create an evolving environment influenced by ideas of piety and vandalism. An integration of drawing, sound, performance, projection, and sculptural objects.

Within walking distance of St Margaret’s House is St Triduana’s Chapel. A medieval site with a history of piety and vandalism. These polarised themes become the impetus for new work.  The landscape of the exhibition will change moment to moment. Visitors entering the space will essentially witness a performance as the artists create the work in situ. Audiences are invited to participate in this emergent process by offering their own drawn or written response.

Supported by St Margaret’s House and Edinburgh Palette.
Related Events:
Live closing event on Wednesday 23rd August 7-8pm
More content from the show to follow in the next post…yes another post…soon!
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