Shoormal Conference

Shoormal Conference call for submissions flyer New coasts and shorelines: shifting sands in the creative economy Mareel, Shetland, Wed 18 to Sat 21 Sep 2019 The Centre for Rural Creativity at Shetland College UHI and Shetland Arts Development Agency are inviting creative practitioners, researchers, professionals and arts organisations to join us in exploring, creating and … Continue reading Shoormal Conference

Magma 72: The Climate Change Issue

Quite amazed to have a tiny poem in this. It's a varied and beautiful issue, with lots to chew on. Shetland is well represented, with Christine De Luca's 'Stotterin inta Anthropocene' and Jen Hadfield's response to James Goodman's poetry, including her 'Sample Basket Red List 2318'. Jen Hadfield suggests that 'Extinctions occur... when we can't … Continue reading Magma 72: The Climate Change Issue

Island Textiles and Clothing

The latest issue of Island Studies Journal contains a special themed section on Island Textiles and Clothing, edited by me and including articles by Ana Nolasco (‘Designing national identity through cloth: pánu di téra of Cape Verde’), Hélène B. Ducros (‘Reclaiming islandness through cloth circulation in Madagascar')and Lynn-Sayers McHattie, Katherine Champion and Cara Broadley ('Craft, … Continue reading Island Textiles and Clothing

New project on knit production and skill in Shetland and the west of Ireland

I'm delighted to have been awarded a Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant for the not-so-snappily named 'Micro-manufacturing and place-based maker cultures: textile production and skill transmission in Shetland and the west of Ireland'. The project focuses on small-scale knit textile manufacturing in Shetland and the west of Ireland. I'll be investigating how people who work … Continue reading New project on knit production and skill in Shetland and the west of Ireland

CRC Virtual Seminar Series 2018

'The Centre for Rural Creativity is pleased to announce its first series of Virtual Seminars. Each seminar addresses a different aspect of social engagement in relation to topical issues facing researchers and practitioners in the creative industries. The Centre welcomes researchers, students and professionals in the arts industries to take part. For further information and … Continue reading CRC Virtual Seminar Series 2018