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Mull’s An Tobar Gallery is showcasing its spring programme, including new exhibitions for 2021.
Viewings are Thursday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm by appointment, and work by textile artist Eve Campbell from Argyll’s Tighnabruaich is among the exhibitions.
Eve’s Vestige exhibition will run until July 23 exploring the shapes and patterns of the Hebrides’ cultural landscapes. Her collections Trace and Wildwood are made up of a series of screen prints on natural linen, inspired by the intricate patterns formed by the marks of nature and by the islands’ inhabitants over thousands of years.
Eve has also collaborated with Mull-based drone photographer Carolyne Mazur to produce a commissioned new fabric print for An Tobar called Crackaig’ after the abandoned village on the West of Mull.
More of Carolyne’s ongoing drone photography project: Fangan can also be seen at the gallery showing an intricate record of the stone fanks of Mull, Iona and Ulva – a fank is a sheep fold or pen.
Tayport-based stained glass artist Pinkie Maclure has ‘It’s 2020 – And I Miss My Mum’ on show.
Windows with Pinkie’s work are now installed above one of An Tobar’s main entrance doors.
‘I wanted to try and reflect the emotional intensity of 2020, so I’m using red and blue. The figures are a socially-distanced mother and daughter trying to communicate via cyberspace. The cables are wrapped around a breaking heart, which is surrounded by dozens of keys, droplets, tears and stars. The lost keys represent lockdown,’ said Pinkie.
Until Sunday June 20, the swashbuckling adventure tale of The Three Musketeers is brought to online viewers by FoolHardy Theatre via audio and animation. Expect sword fights, deception and a right royal romance as you are taken back to the regal splendour of 17th-century France in this madcap comedy.
The Three Musketeers is a new online farce written by Sydney Stevenson and starring Robert Lindsay. A percentage of profits will also be donated to the Royal Theatrical Fund and it is recommended for ages 16 plus.
Tonight, June 17, there is a chance to watch musicians Ross Ainslie and Tim Edey perform from TPot Studios in Ross’ native Perthshire and Tim’s adopted home. It starts at 8pm. Go to An Tobar’s website to book – www.comar.co.uk/about/venues/tobar
Ross and Tim will join the An Tobar audience for a 15-minute Zoom call just before start time to say hello and answer any questions you might want to ask.