First day of new exhibition illustrating Glenview’s past kicks off

A MONTH-long exhibition about the Glenview Inn – and its surroundings, the local people and its rich history – starts today (1.5.17).

Called “Imprints of Time”, the event, which is free, is presented by Kirsty Faulds, of the inn in Culnacnoc, along with Caroline Dear and Alison McLaggan.

The Glenview Inn.

Kirsty, who runs the Inn and Skye Pie Café with partner Simon Wallwork, said the exhibition would be of interest to everybody in the community and visitors. The transportation of goods between the inn, when it was run as a shop, and the nearby Brothers Point plays a part in the event.

Kirsty said: “Alison, Caroline and I have all made work in response to the Glenview, the building, its history and surroundings. Caroline lives in Fanks, near Edinbane, and is an acclaimed artist who works with natural materials. For the exhibition, one of her pieces is a net made from grasses which she collected from around the Glenview, she then manipulates the grasses in to rope and then with traditional looping techniques makes nets and baskets. 

“Alison lives in Portree and has produced several painting and pastel pieces in response to the environment of Glenview.  I’ve worked with crochet and natural dyes to make a series of pods which will rust and change over the month of the exhibition.  The Glenview used to be a shop and to represent the carrying of goods that used to happen between the bay at Brothers Point and the Glenview there is an installation piece encouraging our exhibition visitors to carry stones to and from the bay.”

The event runs from May 1 to June 2 from noon to 5pm, Monday to Friday.