When the grasses talk

When The Grass Dances – Rebecca Marr and Valerie Gillies in conversation, at the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness on Tuesday 10th May at 7:30pm.

Valerie will give readings from this collection of work that celebrates Scotland’s wild grasses, simultaneously Rebecca will project photographs of the grasses. 

During the presentation the artists will share insights into their collaboration When the grass dances including their way of working during a challenging year and will share quotes from some of the nature books they found inspiring. The artists will talk about recognising the grasses, spending time in their living world, coming to know their names. They will explore why it is good for our well-being to be outside watching the grass moving in the breeze, how it has a positive impact on us to see the diversity and variety of the pasture or the moor. They will refer to the way in which earlier generations used the grass in their proverbs and sayings and pose the question ‘how can these be helpful at specific times in our lives?’. 

£5 non-members, £4 members, £1 children

Tickets may be booked online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/orkney-arts-society or on the door.