Kirkcudbright Artists Remembered.

The project has been launched and is now available online

Mark Mulhern, European Ethnological Research Centre reports as follows

“One of the ambitions of the Regional Ethnology of Scotland Project (RESP) is to encourage and to facilitate individuals and groups to carry out fieldwork based research borne out of their own interest. So it was with great pleasure that we welcomed the opportunity to work with the Kirkcudbright Harbour Cottage Trust on their project – ‘Kirkcudbright Artists Remembered’.

We provided training and supplied recording equipment to enable the team of 16 volunteer fieldworkers from Kirkcudbright to record folk from the town on their memories and experiences of artists associated with the town.

The results of these labours make a significant addition to the overall collection of material on D&G which the Project has built-up. In addition, this collection of recordings is a rich source of information for anyone interested in finding out more about the work of artists and their place within a place.

A clip from each of the interviews is presented on the RESP website.

These clips can be directly accessed by clicking on the name of each interviewee.

There are also two short videos available on YouTube.

Kirkcudbright Artists Remembered, which reflects on life and times in the Artists Town

John Halliday – Child of the Colony which looks at the work of this Kirkcudbright-born artist

Copyright in these recordings is shared between the European Ethnological Research Centre and the Kirkcudbright Harbour Cottage Trust”