Kate McAllan is an artist and writer with significant education experience. Many of her arts workshops have centred around ‘place-aware’ themes – allowing communities to see their surroundings anew.
Martyn Mckenzie is an artist and musician who was born and brought up in Greenock. Much of his work has centred around land art and place – asking questions about our relationship with the landscapes we live in.
Together, Kate and Martyn have worked in partnership over the past seven years, curating exhibitions, running community art workshops, and delivering public art commissions. They are currently delivering a new community arts project which addresses Mental Health stigma on the Isle of Lewis commissioned by SEE ME SCOTLAND.
They describe the Creative Art session here in their own words:
“We’ve had a really interesting 6 week block so far where participants have primarily been experimenting with various materials and applying different techniques when using them. Attendance has been between 9 -11 people each week and much has been expressed on how people look forward to the sessions.”