During 2013-2015, worked in close partnership with Coigach community and artist, Neville Gabie and commissioned artist’s film Afloat which explores the burgeoning coastal rowing movement and which was nominated for a national community regeneration award. Afloat was produced by Neville Gabie following a residency in Achiltibuie, a small rural community in the stunning north-west Highlands.
This project was supported by Creative Scotland and the local community culminating in screening programme, a large-scale survey of Neville Gabie’s work at the Pier Arts Centre in Orkney, a new publication and national events programme involving writer Moira Jeffrey. The exhibition toandFRO was co-curated by Susan Christie and the Pier Arts Centre, and inspired a creative exchange project entitled Endeavour which involved emerging artists and students whose resulting collaborative work was displayed at the Pier.
Publication and DVD of Afloat are available, on request.