Ceum na Caillich Witch's step Arran.jpg

2021

The Cailleach: goddess of the weather, creator of Scotland and maker of mountains.

 

As one of the selected artists for the Glasgow Life GUIR  programme, I explore the role of The Cailleach as Weather Goddess with reference to the climate crisis and COP26. The project questions how respect for traditional knowledge and engagement with wilderness can inform action to the climate crisis being addressed by COP26. In collaboration with Gillebride MacMillan, and in the context of how weather combines with Gaelic mythology, I also research The Cailleach in place names in Scotland and the Gaelic stories that generated those names.

To be shown in November 2021 at Glasgow University's Wee Green Bothy.

 Muigh san Aonach: Out in the Mountains