Art at the Mill at Taynish NNR 2017

Artmap Argyll artists – Kirsty Brady;   Melanie Chimelewska;   Margaret Ker;  Kate MacDonald & Alexander  Hamilton;  Louise Oppenheimer;   Jane Smith;  Jane Walker – were joined by invited Glasgow  artists Tom Allan & Pauline Muir to create art installations at the SNH Taynish Nature Reserve at Tayvallich, Argyll.

This was the 40thanniversary year for this well-loved National Nature Reserve.   Coincidentally, Artmap celebrates 10 years since inception. This was a lively collection of art work with a diverse use of materials & media, & showcases a full repertoire of many skills & talents.

The craft of the weaver, printmaker, painter, sculptor, ceramicist, textile & glass artist mix with conceptual, imaginative works set within a spatial, historical & expressive context.  Many themes & objectives are applied. The dynamics of fire, science, water, energy, movement, texture & technology with sound are considered.  Some of the artwork is animated by references to poetry & folklore of the area.  At the site of the old mill, Jane Smith exhibits a collection of reproduction prints which illustrates the work she made during her time as Taynish Artist in Residence 2016-2017.

Most of the work is site specific, some of it is interactive.  Lay in a hammock – listen to a thrush tapping ‘the anvil’ – stand in a doorway – leave your thoughts in a notebook – walk the labyrinth.

The art trail was in place from 24thMay until 30thSeptember 2017. It is cost free & open to public with all ability & easy walking access to & from the mill. There is information by way of a map at the start of the walk adjacent to the car park.

The art work is for sale, open to commission or priced on application to the artist.