LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Inverness | Scotland
DATE OF BIRTH
As a visual artist, place and our relationship to it, are integral to his practice. The interest in how we measure our time within it crucial.
The sense of awareness of place or how we ‘see’ somewhere, is bound in every sensory experience. It is freedom and not to be restricted or held within a frame. Sometimes an instant or the immediate, other times, deeper and historical. We walk in the footsteps of others, as others will walk in ours. The sun and moon return to the same places, the seasons return and let’s hope they do, in these increasingly troubled times, that we live with climate change. A place is never simply a view, it is an amalgam of multiple views and experiences, intergenerationally. By mapping and counter mapping space and place we acknowledge the past and signpost the future, we enable creativity and change.
Within his practice Eòghann has delivered contemporary visual art workshops for many years in every environment, either in Gaelic or English. He also lectured in art in one of Scotland's prisons. Participation and the relationship are vital to him and his commitment to helping others through visual art.
He has exhibited widely in Scotland and beyond, he was neach-ealain lèirsinn a Sabhal mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye and the winner of the Alasdair Salvesen Travel Scholarship. He recently securing a third Ayrshire VACMA Award from Creative Scotland.
Eòghann recently participated in the Contemporary & Historical Archaeology Festival CHAT making and documenting a pilgrimage to Craogh Patrick in Ireland.
WHO I AM
How do we make sense of our place and time is increasingly difficult but we live for better days
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