Peacock Visual Arts
Katri Walker: North West
9 August – 4 September 2011
In the 18th and 19th centuries Scots emigrated to the USA. Their culture and music were elements in the cross-pollination which spawned the historical and cinematic Wild West. In the 20th century this returned, through films and music, and begat Scottish cowboys and the Country & Western music scene.
North West explores this relationship. Here the hills of Assynt stand in, spectacularly, for John Ford’s Western landscapes. The good old boys of Tranquillity, Aberdeenshire live out their alter egos as gunslingers; and Pipe Major Iain Grant, aka Wyatt Earp, in kilt, moustache and tattoos, challenges our notions of reality.
A collaborative audiovisual exploration of the relationship between Scotland and the Wild West by filmmaker Katri Walker, musician Wounded Knee and some remarkable Scottish Cowboys.
6 August 2011
Exhibition Preview: Katri Walker North West
Free, all welcome