Hulabhaig Presents...

1st August to 31 August 2020.

Lockdown Escapism

A Cold Alter

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Margaret Uttley
David Knight
Andy Laffan
Marianne Broch

Image: A Cold Alter by Margaret Uttley and Core by Marianne Broch

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Four artists seeking escapism through abstraction from very strange times indeed.
Now including 'Core' by guest sculptor Marianne Broch.

Baile na Cille Church, Timsgarry, Uig, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9JJ
By pre-booking a visit only.

Lockdown Escapism

Book an exclusive viewing (One ticket is for up to six friends or family) to see paintings, sculpture and drawings from local artists Margaret Uttley, David Knight, Andy Laffan and guest sculptor Marianne Broch.

A Message from the Curator

As we are now slowly emerging from lockdown and travel distancing are being eased, I'd like to invite you to book a private viewing at Baile na Cille.
You are welcome to come alone, with your partner, and family members or friends. But, the total group size must be no more than six people. Appointments are scheduled to last upto 1 hour, so that you and your party can enjoy the artwork on display safely and at your leisure.
There will be at least one artist on hand to answer any questions you may have.
If for any reason, you need to cancel your booking, do let us know so we can offer your slot to another visitor.

Kind Regards
Curator and Sculptor

What's on Display?

Abstract work by David Knight.
Whilst his paintings and drawings are essentially abstract in nature there has always been a sense of the landscape underpinning the content and subject matter. Over recent years his paintings have been heavily influenced by visiting the Isle of Lewis, where he now lives and works.

Drawings by Margaret Uttley.
70% of the worlds upland peat moors are in the UK. Since the early 1900’s, these unique and valuable habitats have been suffering from farmland demands, overgrazing, moor gripping (drainage) fertilising and industrial pollution. Restoration and conservation will ensure they continue to provide essential ecosystems services, such as clean drinking water, carbon sinks to help combat climate change, prevent lower level flooding in towns and villages, and provide homes for nature. Margaret's work explores the peat uplands and its importance to the environment and local communities and has become an underlying purpose to her work.

Sculpture by Andy Laffan.
A collection of abstract and figurative works carved from local lewisian gneiss, exploring geology, biology and technology.

Core by Marianne Broch.

Social Distancing Details

Of course, the safety of our visitors and artists remains our highest priority so please arrive promptly for your appointment and wait in the carpark where you will be greeted by the curator or one of the artists.
It is important that you arrive on time so as to avoid clashing with those already in or in the process of leaving the gallery.
Once inside, you will be free to enjoy looking around the gallery at your leisure. A member of staff will be on hand should you need assistance, but largely you'll be able to browse in your own time.

Extra Measures

We will be providing hand-sanitiser in the entrance to the gallery, but please also consider using your own hand santiser on arrival.
We may also ask you to provide contact details if you have not already provided details via the booking system.
Please note that the building is at an early stage of renovation and we ask that you be aware of its condition and tread carefully when exploring the upper galleries.
There are no toilet or washroom facilities.
To reduce the risk of transmission we ask that you do not touch any of the sculptures or artworks on display, unless you are considering making a purchase.
Please let us know if you have touched the artwork when you depart so that we can prepare it for the next visitors.
To give us time to deep clean between appointments, we are limiting each visit to 60 minutes so we would appreciate your understanding when your allocated time is up.
And of course while we are asking visitors to arrive and leave on time you are of course welcome to leave any time before the end of your allocated time slot.
Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to welcoming you to Baile na Cille Church art gallery.