Dana MacPherson    Dana is a choreographer, designer, educator and researcher.  Her work examines the role of somatic practitioner in being of myth, as land speaks. She explores the role of body as conductor to the psyche of land. The phenomena that human psyche and land are one, yet dual entities.  She uses light as a means to bridge the ephemeral and material worlds, as in her sculpture Light Cone inspired by the tradition of cairn building in Scotland. Light Cone is permanently installed at Sleat primary school, Isle of Skye.  Her work with digital sonologist Con_fuzed, saw a collaboration take place across Europe. Creating integrative, live movement and sound compositions using Max MSP. Performances were directly informed by venues where the collective was installed – from the infamous Tacheles Art Squat, Berlin to Den Haag Conservetoire, Holland.  Dana recently graduated from UCLan with a distinction in (MA) Somatic dance and Wellbeing. Trained in choreography at Dartington College of Arts, she received a one year Erasmus scholarship to train at Ernst Busch Performing Arts Academy, Berlin. She also holds an MRes in Creative Practices from the Glasgow School of Art.  Dana has worked on solo and community projects locally and internationally. She has participated and shown work at venues such as - Manchester Central Complex, Dance Base, CCA, Dance House Glasgow, Dance House Eire, Earthdance USA, Nomadic Arts Festival Poland, Burdag Studio Poland, City Moves Aberdeen, Bodysurf Findhorn, Atlas Arts Isle of Skye, Tramway, Festival of Neue Musik Berlin, Mime Centrum Berlin, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Jerwood Foundation, Lightmoves Festival Eire, Lightwaves Festival and most recently An Lanntair Outer Hebrides and The Workroom, Glasgow.  Awards: Lightmoves, Ireland ‘16 Oppenheim Trust Award, ‘16 Federation of Scottish Theatre Step Up Mentee, ’16 Creative Scotland bursary ‘14 Distinguished young choreographer - International critics list, Tanz/Ballet ‘08  Themes and keywords that may define her practice: #multidisciplinary #dance #sensory #sound #sustainability #ecology #land #sea #rainbow #language #liminal #borders #intuition #wellbeing #dignity #value #mythopoeic #consciousness #presence #spirituality #ecology #somatic #practice #choreography  Out with performance Dana has been arts and decor co-ordinator for the arts festival Doune the Rabbit Hole and currently co-ordinates the decor for Solas festival, Scotland.

Dana MacPherson

Dana is a choreographer, designer, educator and researcher.

Her work examines the role of somatic practitioner in being of myth, as land speaks. She explores the role of body as conductor to the psyche of land. The phenomena that human psyche and land are one, yet dual entities.

She uses light as a means to bridge the ephemeral and material worlds, as in her sculpture Light Cone inspired by the tradition of cairn building in Scotland. Light Cone is permanently installed at Sleat primary school, Isle of Skye.

Her work with digital sonologist Con_fuzed, saw a collaboration take place across Europe. Creating integrative, live movement and sound compositions using Max MSP. Performances were directly informed by venues where the collective was installed – from the infamous Tacheles Art Squat, Berlin to Den Haag Conservetoire, Holland.

Dana recently graduated from UCLan with a distinction in (MA) Somatic dance and Wellbeing. Trained in choreography at Dartington College of Arts, she received a one year Erasmus scholarship to train at Ernst Busch Performing Arts Academy, Berlin. She also holds an MRes in Creative Practices from the Glasgow School of Art.

Dana has worked on solo and community projects locally and internationally. She has participated and shown work at venues such as - Manchester Central Complex, Dance Base, CCA, Dance House Glasgow, Dance House Eire, Earthdance USA, Nomadic Arts Festival Poland, Burdag Studio Poland, City Moves Aberdeen, Bodysurf Findhorn, Atlas Arts Isle of Skye, Tramway, Festival of Neue Musik Berlin, Mime Centrum Berlin, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Jerwood Foundation, Lightmoves Festival Eire, Lightwaves Festival and most recently An Lanntair Outer Hebrides and The Workroom, Glasgow.

Awards: Lightmoves, Ireland ‘16
Oppenheim Trust Award, ‘16
Federation of Scottish Theatre Step Up Mentee, ’16 Creative Scotland bursary ‘14
Distinguished young choreographer - International critics list, Tanz/Ballet ‘08

Themes and keywords that may define her practice: #multidisciplinary #dance #sensory #sound #sustainability #ecology #land #sea #rainbow #language #liminal #borders #intuition #wellbeing #dignity #value #mythopoeic #consciousness #presence #spirituality #ecology #somatic #practice #choreography

Out with performance Dana has been arts and decor co-ordinator for the arts festival Doune the Rabbit Hole and currently co-ordinates the decor for Solas festival, Scotland.

Katie Harris-MacLeod    Katie Harris-MacLeod is a visual artist and photographer.  Katie’s work combines traditional and contemporary myth and methods of making, with a specialised use of manual photographic techniques, such as cyanotype.  Her work conveys collations of family narratives, repetition and a dialogue between multiple generations entwined with subtle nuances of folklore, femininity and isolation. This narrative is then recorded through a poetic exchange between the artist, landscape, performance and practice of the wild.  Katie is a recent graduate of Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art & Design. She was awarded a mentorship and residency placement on the Muir is Tìr sailing residency funded by  SAIL BRITAIN  and  AN LANNTAIR , as part of ‘ YEAR OF YOUNG PEOPLE 2018 ’. As well as exhibiting her degree show work at An Lanntair gallery for the Lùl: Art, Course, Learning, Guidance - Exhibition.   She was a key speaker at Las! | Ignite! Festival.   Exhibitions    2018   (October - November) Las/Ignite Festival, Year of Young People 2018, An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.  (August - Ongoing) Muir is Tìr (Land and Sea), YOYP 2018 Sponsored Artist with Sail Britain & An Lanntair.  (July - August) Lùl: Art, Course, Learning, Guidance. An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.  (June) Oban Open Art Exhibition, Oban, Scotland.  (January – Ongoing) Screen Machine: Futureproof 2017, Various Locations, Scotland  http://www.streetlevelphotoworks.org/event/screen-machine-futureproof-2017   (February) Futureproof: Street Level Photoworks, Trongate 103, Glasgow, Scotland   2017   (April) Sneaky Peaks: DJCAD, Dundee, Scotland  (May) DJCAD Degree Show: DJCAD, Dundee, Scotland (Work selected for the DJCAD permanent archive collection)  (July-August) Lota Sigma: Par Tout Artiste, Rennes, Bretange, France  (October) Othering: Coburg House Art Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland  (November 2017 – February 2018) Futureproof: Street Level Photoworks, Trongate 103, Glasgow, Scotland   2016   (Sabbatical; travelling and WWOOFING in Australia and New Zealand) During this time, I worked alongside the established New Zealand Artist, Jen Gay. This residency & mentorship involved building Eco Houses, Farming/Animal Husbandry, Ceramics, Felting, Mosaic and learning how to cook in Organic and traditional methods.   2015   Cubed: Generator Projects, Dundee, Scotland  http://generatorprojects.co.uk/cubed/   Members Show: Generator Projects, Dundee, Scotland  Bilan: EESAB, Quimper, Bretange, France   2014   OHS Creatives Exhibition: Oban, Scotland   2010   Young Brits at Art Competition (100 Finalists): London  https://theartclassroom.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/top-100-young-brits-at-art-announced/   The Festival of The Sea: SAMS Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Scotland

Katie Harris-MacLeod

Katie Harris-MacLeod is a visual artist and photographer.

Katie’s work combines traditional and contemporary myth and methods of making, with a specialised use of manual photographic techniques, such as cyanotype.

Her work conveys collations of family narratives, repetition and a dialogue between multiple generations entwined with subtle nuances of folklore, femininity and isolation. This narrative is then recorded through a poetic exchange between the artist, landscape, performance and practice of the wild.

Katie is a recent graduate of Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art & Design. She was awarded a mentorship and residency placement on the Muir is Tìr sailing residency funded by SAIL BRITAIN and AN LANNTAIR, as part of ‘YEAR OF YOUNG PEOPLE 2018’. As well as exhibiting her degree show work at An Lanntair gallery for the Lùl: Art, Course, Learning, Guidance - Exhibition. She was a key speaker at Las! | Ignite! Festival.

Exhibitions

2018

(October - November) Las/Ignite Festival, Year of Young People 2018, An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.

(August - Ongoing) Muir is Tìr (Land and Sea), YOYP 2018 Sponsored Artist with Sail Britain & An Lanntair.

(July - August) Lùl: Art, Course, Learning, Guidance. An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.

(June) Oban Open Art Exhibition, Oban, Scotland.

(January – Ongoing) Screen Machine: Futureproof 2017, Various Locations, Scotland http://www.streetlevelphotoworks.org/event/screen-machine-futureproof-2017

(February) Futureproof: Street Level Photoworks, Trongate 103, Glasgow, Scotland

2017

(April) Sneaky Peaks: DJCAD, Dundee, Scotland

(May) DJCAD Degree Show: DJCAD, Dundee, Scotland (Work selected for the DJCAD permanent archive collection)

(July-August) Lota Sigma: Par Tout Artiste, Rennes, Bretange, France

(October) Othering: Coburg House Art Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland

(November 2017 – February 2018) Futureproof: Street Level Photoworks, Trongate 103, Glasgow, Scotland

2016

(Sabbatical; travelling and WWOOFING in Australia and New Zealand) During this time, I worked alongside the established New Zealand Artist, Jen Gay. This residency & mentorship involved building Eco Houses, Farming/Animal Husbandry, Ceramics, Felting, Mosaic and learning how to cook in Organic and traditional methods.

2015

Cubed: Generator Projects, Dundee, Scotland http://generatorprojects.co.uk/cubed/

Members Show: Generator Projects, Dundee, Scotland

Bilan: EESAB, Quimper, Bretange, France

2014

OHS Creatives Exhibition: Oban, Scotland

2010

Young Brits at Art Competition (100 Finalists): London https://theartclassroom.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/top-100-young-brits-at-art-announced/

The Festival of The Sea: SAMS Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Scotland