Argyll’s Secret Coast, on the Cowal Peninsula, sits just on the north side of the Highland Boundary Fault. It is a mountainous area with deep sea lochs and glaciated valleys, making it a beautiful and perfect location for sailing.
Jane Hunter is a Scottish Textile Artist, inspired by landscape, geology, maps and data. She predominantly works with cloth and threads, along with techniques of applique and embroidery, to create artworks which present the physical, human and political landscape from a completely new perspective.
In 2017 Tighnabruaich Gallery invited Jane to spend time on Argyll’s Secret Coast to research the landscape and coastline in order to create a completely new body of work. Hush is the beautiful and visually stunning outcome of that year’s work.
With Hush Jane’s intention was to explore how aspects of the landscape had been formed. From ancient earth movements and the geological building blocks, to the sculpting of the rocks by water, wind and ice. How has this resulted in, or dictated, the land being used? What are the human forces that are changing or conserving aspects of the place? In Hush Jane hopes to encourage the audience to connect with the physical place, and, ultimately, feel a deeper understanding and connection with this breath-taking landscape.
Tighnabruaich Gallery, Seaside House, Tighnabruaich, Argyll, PA21 2DR