‘Colliery Creatives: An exploration of landscape, identity and place’ will take place on Thursday 16 April 2020, 4-7pm in the Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling. As part of the university art collection’s exhibition year, ‘Under Threat: Artists Respond to the Environment’, this event will present ‘Descendants: Interconnections’ by Yvonne Weighand Lyle. The evening will feature film, poetry and song exploring Scotland’s Coal Mining history, heritage and communities.
In this exhibition Yvonne is examining and mapping interconnections between her memory of growing up in the post industrial mining landscape of the Parish of Newbattle and research into her family heritage in the mining industry within the same Parish. Yvonne creates installation utilising the language of map making to explore these complex and multilayered interconnections and the concept of between. Yvonne Weighand Lyle is an artist based in Edinburgh. Since 2013 Yvonne has used the term Memory Mapping to describe her continuing art project Descendants, characterised by forms of connections between place, identity and belonging. Since graduating from Grays School of Art in 1996, Yvonne has continued to exhibit her artwork and develop her community arts and creative placemaking practice. Yvonne has examples of her painting in Public Collection, including at The National Mining Museum, The Royal Scottish Academy, Grays School of Art and The Lothian Hospital Trust.
The event has been created in partnership with Dr Catherine Mills (Landscape Legacies of Coal), Julie Ann McHale (PhD Candidate - Landscape and the Place of the Scottish Coal Mine: 18th Century to Present), Sarah Bromage (University of Stirling Art Collection) and Artist, Yvonne Weighand Lyle.
All are welcome to attend this free event and there will be free refreshments.