” I hear her. Scotland is music, as much apart of me as the the air…I want to make a life here, I want to create here. I am here because I can’t believe how much more whole I am purely for begin in Scotland”
A moving comment on one of the Thrive Archive’s postcards this week as we welcomed over 200 visitors to Away Being @St_MargaretsH. The launch of a new music commission and an exhibition of community and professional artwork inspired by Leaving Home a series of haunting photographs from the Outer Hebrides.
Jo’o Holmes captured the flash performance by the Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin Big Band playing Coming Home by Mike Vass lit by Mettje Hunneman’s VJ set. Enterprise Music Scotland sponsored the music and The Thrive Archive sponsored the exhibition. EYG enabled the band to work with Mike and our curator and artist Jan Bee Brown over 4 months to create art and music through an unique collaborative arts process.