Findhorn Bay Festival
GSA Highlands & Islands

Event Type:

Off-site event


Forres, Highland & Islands


21 Sep 2016 - 26 Sep 2016
Wed - Mon, 10:00 - 18:00



Design for Health
and Wellbeing

Findhorn Bay Festival

Event info

The GSA is involved with a number of events at this year's Findhorn Bay Festival in the Highland & Islands of Scotland

With the Rising Tide  
Wednesday 21 September – Friday 23 September, 4.30pm – 6pm
Saturday 24 September and Sunday 25 September 11am – 5pm
Findhorn Heritage Centre, free

Sophia Sheppard is a recent first class graduate of The Glasgow School of Art working mainly in film and photography. Her interest in the St Ayles Skiff was sparked initially by the sense of genuine collaborative community endeavour and engagement that she observed when documenting the build and launch of Findhorn’s skiff ‘Joppa’.

With The Rising Tide is a short documentary film exploring themes around community, craft, cultural heritage and connections between people, land and sea. Focusing on the St Ayles Skiff, a traditional style wooden rowing boat that communities can build themselves with or without previous boat building experience, the skiff has become a way for people to re-establish a connection with the waters around their home, with their own community and with other coastal communities.

Secret Studio Tour
Thursday 22 September – Saturday 24 September, 3pm (approx. 3 hours)
Departs from The Bird House, North Road Forres
£10 / £8 including complimentary drinks and nibbles. 

Hop aboard a magical 1960’s vintage bus and take a trip around the many art studios in the Forres area. You can meet local artists and enjoy fine art, crafts, sculpture, and film along the way during the Findhorn Bay Festival. This year’s featured artists will include Sporran Nation Bespoke Leather, Duke Christie Fine Furniture, Altyre Studios, The Glasgow School of Art on the High Street and The House of Jean Floyed.

Design for Health & Wellbeing
Monday 26 September, 4.30pm – 6pm with networking opportunities
Alexander Graham Bell Centre, Moray College UHI
£10 includes complimentary drink and nibbles

Chaired by Jim Tough, Chief Executive of The Saltire Society, this thought provoking seminar explores the important connection between design, place and health in our everyday lives. A panel of experienced professionals will provide insights into their working practice, share ideas and the potential benefits for all our health and wellbeing. Don McIntyre, Design Director of the Institute of Design Innovation at The Glasgow School of Art will feature on the panel alongside Galen Fulford of BioMatrix Water Solutions and Nick Walker of Collective Architecture.