Roam­ing car­a­van rolls into Ar­ran

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A mov­ing arts in­stal­la­tion which takes place in­side a roam­ing car­a­van will be vis­it­ing Ar­ran next week as part of The Grief Se­ries.

Tak­ing place on Ar­ran for two days start­ing on Thurs­day June 21, the in­stal­la­tion, which is housed in a beau­ti­fully de­signed do­mes­tic car­a­van, will travel around Ar­ran en­cour­ag­ing vis­i­tors to en­gage in the his­to­ries of grief and re­mem­brance. There will also be an event at the Auchran­nie, which will in­clude a talk by the artist her­self, El­lie Har­ri­son, a Glas­gow-based artist and an aca­demic, all three of whom will dis­cuss their ideas of ‘what is a father’, and will en­cour­age con­ver­sa­tion around this con­cept with in­ter­ested lo­cals who will have been in­vited to join them. El­lie’s father spent time as a child in Pirn­mill. He was ab­sent from El­lie’s life, but her mother re­cently shared with her a map of Ar­ran on which her father had writ­ten an­no­ta­tions of lo­ca­tions on the is­land which had con­nec­tions to his fam­ily and friends.

El­lie is pre­sent­ing her work in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions around the UK and specif­i­cally chose Ar­ran be­cause of the poignant con­nec­tion.

The visit to Ar­ran is a pil­grim­age for El­lie to spend some time hon­our­ing the peo­ple she’s lost and she’s invit­ing oth­ers to do the same. To find out more de­tail about the project, in­clud­ing where to find the roam­ing car­a­van, visit www.grief­series.co.uk

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