Each year, the Art Collection’s exhibitions, events and workshops are directly inspired by the research of the University. This year the focus is on environment, and with the umbrella title ‘Under Threat’ we highlight a variety of pressing issues.
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.
An event, ‘Colliery Creatives: An exploration of landscape, identity and place’ will take place on Thursday 16th April 2020, 4-7pm in room C1/C2, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, and the exhibition will be launched on this day. All are welcome to attend this free event and, of course, there will be free refreshments.