Writing with Colour – a Tale of Two Countries

Morag Paterson

A talk of wanders and wonders illustrated with chromatograms created using soil and foliage collected from the southern uplands of Scotland and the Ligurian hinterland in Italy.

Morag will tell a layperson’s story, gently meandering through various topics, including how land is managed differently in her two respective back yards; biodiversity and predators, land ownership patterns, and how depopulation has led to extensive re-wilding in Liguria.

Morag says about her practice

“A sense of belonging underpins my work, which varies from wildly abstract to more literal representations of the natural world. Deep immersion is part of my process. I often spend weeks on end intensely observing elements of landscape, delving into possibilities, experimenting, observing the ever-shifting interplay of light with matter. I hope that my imagery may offer avenues for reconnecting with our place in the natural world and deepening existing bonds.”

7pm – 9pm

Friday 16th September


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