New exhibition explores Argyll coast

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A new body of work by renowned Scottish textile artist Jane Hunter will go on show at Tighnabruaich Gallery on Saturday July 28.

The exhibition is inspired by the geology, landscape and seascape of Argyll’s Secret Coast, where the gallery is located.

Jane Hunter is a Scottish textile artist, inspired by landscape, geology, maps and data.  She predominantly works with cloth and threads, along with techniques of applique and embroidery, to create artworks which present the physical, human and political landscape from a new perspective.

In 2017, Tighnabruaich Gallery invited Jane to spend time on Argyll’s Secret Coast  to research the landscape and coastline to create a new body of work.  Her exhibition, Hush, is the beautiful and visually exciting outcome of that year.

Jane said: ‘With Hush, my intention was to explore how aspects of the landscape had been formed – from ancient earth movements and the geological building blocks, to the sculpting of the rocks by water, wind and ice. How has this resulted in, or dictated, the land being used? What are the human forces that are changing or conserving aspects of the place?

‘I hope Hush encourages the audience to connect with the physical place and, ultimately, feel a deeper understanding and connection with this breathtaking landscape.’

Argyll’s Secret Coast, on the Cowal Peninsula, sits just on the north side of the Highland boundary fault. It is a mountainous area with deep sea lochs and glaciated valleys, making it a beautiful and perfect location for sailing.

Hush: A Quiet Exploration of the Cowal Peninsula, in Textiles, by Jane Hunter, is in Tighnabruaich Gallery from Saturday July 28 until Sunday September 2.

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