Art student exhibits

Elmwood College student, Victoria Canie was celebrating recently after organising a popular art exhibition at this year’s Royal National Mod, Falkirk.

The Royal National Mod was created to play a part in helping to ensure the survival of the Gaelic language and culture. It featured a wide range of events to appeal to the whole community, Victoria’s exhibition being one of them. The relevance of the exhibition was to link art to Gaelic song and music

Victoria is currently studying for an HNC in Art and Illustration at Elmwood. Largely influenced by her mother, Sue, Victoria’s work is mainly mixed media and often incorporates plants and objects found in the countryside and beaches next to her home, on the banks of the Tay. She also takes part in the Mòd as a singer with Coisir Lunnainn and has participated in step dance workshops with members of Dannsa for a number of years.

The style and the skills to create pieces for the exhibition were taught to Victoria by her mother, Sue from an early age, just as Sue was also taught by her mother when she was young.The artists therefore hope that this exhibition can also illustrate the continuation of a traditional culture, where skills are handed down from one generation to the next.

Victoria said, “The whole event was great and the exhibition had more than 1000’s people visit it! I owe a lot to mother and the tutors at Elmwood College, who have been a big influence in my work. I plan to get involved again this year.”


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