Shona Illingworth on Radio 4 today

All in the Mind with Shona Illingworth

We gave a talk on hand memory at Shona’s ‘Lesions in the Landscape’ exhibition at Taigh Chearsabhagh recently, so it was interesting to hear her speak about memory on Radio 4 today.

The team felt the important connections between this exhibition, memory and of the St Kildan stories now being out of the reach of living memory, much as many of the skills we are reconnecting people with through our Woven Communities collaboration project.

We feel the urgency that the hand memory of local people somehow retaining the skill of grass weaving and crafting is our final opportunity to authentically reproduce grass woven items, once ubiquitous across the Uists and Benbecula.


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