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MÀIRI NICGILLÌOSA

Màiri is a Gaelic visual artist. In Màiri's arts practice Gàidhlig forms a key part of the aperture through which she experiences the world. Màiri is interested in the overlapping layers through time of peoples, language, material cultures, relationships with the environment and how these connect and relate to one another.

"My creative practice is research-led and informed by these multi-faceted relationships as I seek to create a ‘sense of place’. I draw on wide-ranging research practices including oral interaction with present-day tradition bearers.

I enjoy the physicality of working with materials to create new pathways of meaning.  This may play out in ‘live’ textural casting off of Lewisian Gneiss, or painting with spring water from Tobar Brìghde’s healing well. I have explored patinating work with peat ash carbon pigmentation using lead off the neighbour’s roof smelted into sugar kelp… I seek to present work that becomes something new in the present, imbued with the past."

 
 

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