Fuaigh

Tom Chadwick, Chairman of Enterprise Music, Scotland 2016

Fuaigh is a truly excellent show! Rona, Judith, John and Gillebride should be extremely proud of what in my view is a masterpiece. I would give it at least 7 stars. The singing was really lovely and the stories and images warm and beautiful. The warmth that shone brightly through the entire event, the brilliant mixing of your singers with an obviously enthusiastic and encaptured audience during the dancing etc, really made Fuaigh what I guess it actually means. The lovely photography and inspired use of the beautiful smooth stones. The dram at the ceilidh. We really did feel as though we were from South Uist ourselves. You made a big impression on us all, which I am sure will live in our memories. You also attracted a large and one of the most diverse audiences that we have been in. Outstanding!

Grounded 

Exhibition audience feedback 2014 and 2015

Thank you Judith. I will be back and I will be telling many friends and family to come along to experience this beautiful and powerful exhibition. The conversations and connections evoked in this space will be phenomenal. You should feel extremely proud. Talitha.

Congratulations! What a wonderful exhibition. Such beautiful photos and brilliant juxtapositions. Thank you for another thought provoking exhibition. Alison

Walking the Bridge

ABC Radio National audience feedback 2010

Laying back on my couch and soaking up the sounds of which I've heard a few prior to now. But this ... I'm impressed by what you did and feel your writing really carried this piece. It was highly crafted, elegiac and for those of us who love poetry, something of a feast. I could hear in your voice small traces of nerves that reminded me what it is like to utter those words that carry meaning etched deep in your bones and which must be put out there, in cadence and breath, to an invisible listener. And yet at no point did the sounds you gathered, the voices and stories of your village, ever disappear or seem overshadowed by your writing, The smells, the footsteps, the lull, lore and laments cut alongside your writing beautifully, skilfully, immersive.

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While I found myself waiting in anticipation for your observations on Australia, this fast and shallow lifestyle bereft of the familiar, your ending neatly placed this missing piece into the puzzle in several sentences and all was done. This was a rich and sustaining piece you produced and I think you have much to offer radio if you can gift us such works in the future. Congratulations.

Hamish Sewell, Radio Producer.

Just listened to this documentary. I found it moving, thoughtful and technically superb. Lovely use of words, sound effects and music. It's the kind of thing that seems to be largely lost to television but happily is still alive and well on radio.

Brian Barr BBC Journalist and Documentary Film Maker.

Rothesay Canada

Exhibition audience feedback 2009

What a truly wonderful project you have completed - I really don't know what else to say. I am truly speechless and have tears in my eyes - and I love my hometown even more now!

Mary Jane, Town Clerk

The organisers of the exhibition are to be congratulated for their judgement in sending Judy as their camera-laden ambassador to New Brunswick. They could not have chosen better

Lynda Henderson, Managing Editor Forargyll

Rothesay Scotland

Exhibition audience feedback 2007

This is amazing. I have been on the island 12 years and you for 3 months, yet I have learned many things that I didn't know before. Photographs and captions are lovley. Such well caught images.

Anne Rado, Resident

Antarctica

Exhibition audience feedback 2007

You put on a fine exhibition of Antarctic images, possibly the best I have ever seen.

Ray McMahon, Antarctic Veteran

Workshops

Great tutoring, immense new outlook on photography, wonderful people and great patience with me. Always supporting, there was never a bad moment in class. I look at the world in a whole different way now. It's changed my life, the way i see everything.

Michael Muldoon, Reminiscence Programme, Glasgow

The course has been a real eye-opener. Instead of the camera being used to just pass on information, it can actually create a piece of art in itself, with a lot of help from our tutor, Judy. A truly enjoyable and creative experience in which we all feel privileged to have taken part. I really like the idea of writing your thoughts down and blending them with your photographs. I would most certainly like to do a followup workshop.

Catherine Wallach, Reminiscence Programme, Glasgow

Judy has presented well and the content is fantastic. it was very informative and answered all my questions. Judy is friendly and approachable. A great tutor.

Flying Arts workshop participant

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