Ormaig landart film goes online

Artist Gabi Stuckemeier with her Ormaig landart in the background. Photo by Dr Aaron Watson.

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Films about the making of a landart project at prehistoric Ormaig near Kilmartin are now online, says its artist Gabi Stuckemeier.

Gabi and friends painted more than 300 tree stumps to create a large circle in keeping with the rockart from more than 4,000 years ago that makes the area such a visitor attraction.

The project measures 150m x 150m. Eco-friendly lime whitewash tinged with pink was used to paint the stumps that look like dots from a distance forming a full circle, says Gabi who also works as an occupational therapist at Lorn & Islands Hospital in Oban.

Films and interviews about making the circle are now up online so people can admire it from anywhere.

Funding for the project came from Creative Scotland via the National Lottery. There was support from Kilmartin Museum and Forestry and Land Scotland, which owns the land where the trees were already felled.

To see the Ormaig Landart Project in real life, drive along the B816 to Carnasserie Castle car park. Follow the signs towards the castle and cup and ringmark stones. Do not go up to Carnasserie Castle, but leave it to your right and follow the sign posts to Ormaig cup and ring marked stones. Go through the gate across the field, find the footpath and go through another gate. The footpath to Ormaig can be a bit muddy at times so wear sturdy shoes. Make sure you follow Covid 19 guidelines.

To find out about the Ormaig Landart Project 2020 you can also visit www.gabrielestuckemeier.com

‘I had a zoom interview with Sophie Craik from Creative Scotland a few weeks ago and she produced a short feature film from the footage called Ormaig Landart with Gabi Stuckemeier. This feature film and my own film have been published on the Creative Scotland website,’ said Gabi.

Go to www.creativescotland.com/explore/read/stories/visual-art/2020/ormaig-landart