(w)ORD EBBE+FLOW An Tobar - exhibition and book launch

David Faithfull (Curator), Imi Maufe (Curator), Marit Tunestveit Dyre (Artist), Rhona Fleming (Artist), Sarah Jost (Artist), David Lemm (Artist), Jon MacLeod (Artist), Randi Annie Strand (Artist), Calum Wallis (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


EBBE+FLOW is a touring exhibition; a travelling wooden box filled with artworks and images connecting Norway and Scotland.

It grew out of a four-year collaborative project between nine artists based in Norway and Scotland: Marit Tunestveit Dyre, Rhona Fleming, Sarah Jost, David Lemm, Jon Macleod, Randi Annie Strand, Calum Wallis and co-curators David Faithfull and Imi Maufe. The project began with two (w)ORD residencies, first at Tormore on Mull (2018), and then at Tjuvika near Gulen, Norway (2019), each exploring language, landscape and history; with collaboration from local linguists, seafarers, geologists, foresters and nature wardens. The artworks inspired by these residencies are now travelling from place to place in a specially designed chest (kist) containing individual drawers for each artist, unfolding to reveal sculptures, drawings, prints, video and artefacts.

The exhibition captures, in its form and configuration, the essence of the drifting cultural and nautical exchanges between two lands across the North Sea, both historically and today; the ebb and flow of tides, people and objects between Norway and Scotland, following the weather and the tidal streams, back and forth, from east to west and from west to east.
EBBE+FLOW was initiated with support from BAG in Norway and the SSA in Scotland and launched at Visningrommet USF, Bergen on the 20th August 2021, before visiting Galleri Rustika, Holsnøy and other venues in Norway, before sailing over the North Sea to Scotland in 2022.

The project is supported by: Creative Scotland, Norsk Kulturråd, City of Bergen, Vestland County Council, VACMA Highland Western Isles, Bergen Atelier Gruppe and the Society of Scottish Artists.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOther
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2022
EventEBBE+FLOW An Tobar Exhibition - An Tobar and Mull Theatre, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sept 202218 Nov 2022


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    David Faithfull (Member) & Imi Maufe (Participant)

    1 Aug 201731 Dec 2023

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