‘I’m interested in the idea that there is memory stored in landscape, in places and in buildings. Lewis is seen as this wilderness, a bleak empty nothingness – that’s what a lot of the developers talked about it as – but for the people that live there it’s in them.’
Lynda Laird is a photographer and filmmaker who uses the land itself to make images. For her Comharradh series she submerged exposed paper into the waterways of Lewis – a Scottish island under threat from developers – to create unique prints that capture the abstract beauty of the moors and the culture was born from this landscape. These will be shown alongside videos made on the island. View her video work here
The Urban Beekeeping series follows the work of Camilla Goddard, a full time beekeeper for Capital Bee in South London. She first started keeping bees eight years ago and now has hives all over the city: in parks, churchyards, primary schools and on the roofs of hotels. She collects swarms from people’s attics, holds talks and about beekeeping and sells honey at her local shop.