Sexy Peat
image by Alex Boyd

Highland Print Studio is working in partnership with Cape Farewell to deliver an exhibition of contemporary visual art called Sexy Peat, celebrating the ecology and heritage of the Lewis Peatlands in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides and highlighting the significant role that peat plays in global climate regulation. Led by Lewis artists Anne Campbell and Jon Macleod, the project will also celebrate the Gaelic heritage relating to the bog and the significance of the bog to the people who have lived with it.

Why we like it:
Beyond their initially austere or barren appearance, the peatlands reveal an abundance of colour, texture and life forms in constant interaction with dynamic weather systems. These features have inspired the people who have lived with the moor for generations. This project will investigate and celebrate that land, those people and their heritage.

Sexy Peat is part of the Year of Natural Scotland, a partnership between EventScotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Creative Scotland.

The artists commissioned for Sexy Peat are: Anne Campbell, Jon Macleod, Kacper Kowalski, Deirdre Nelson, Murray Robertson, Paul Slater and Alex Boyd.

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