Folklore in the Landscape
Folklore in the Landscape researchers

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Reid Ground Floor Corridor, Reid Building, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow


30 Nov 2022 - 17 Dec 2022

Mon 10:00 - 16:30
Tue 10:00 - 16:30
Wed 10:00 - 16:30
Thu 10:00 - 16:30
Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:30



Print made in workshop
Oct, 2022

Folklore in the Landscape

Event info

Folklore in the Landscape
Preview: Tuesday 29 November, 5pm to 7pm

Exhibition 30 November to 17 December 2022
Reid Ground Floor Corridor

A collaborative exhibition featuring the work of Jenny MacLeod, Shona Noble, Lizzie Robertson, Grace Wright, Sebastian Taylor, Yuyan Zheng, Marly Samuel, Eddie Stewart, Hannah McLean, Dobrochna Futro, Lauren Forde and Tintin.

The study of folklore, including traditional knowledge, narratives and custom, contributes to a deeper understanding of the landscape and the people who live in it. This exhibition explores the intangible relationships between people and Scotland’s landscape. 

This collaboratively produced body of work responds to the themes explored in a series of workshops related to cultural heritage, digital technologies, landscape and folklore. The workshops were aimed at doctoral researchers registered at Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities Higher Education Institutions working in areas of Celtic studies, digital humanities, visual arts, and cultural/museum studies. The workshops and exhibition seek to address methods to engage with folkloric aspects of Scotland’s heritage and how they can be preserved and experienced.

On display are a series of monoprints ranging in styles and approach but all part of a collaborative body of work. These pieces were created during an exploratory and expressive workshop, where participants used texture, form, drawn line and freeform composition to investigate foraged materials. The exhibition will include some of the more finished pieces, as well as those that focused on process, these together form one record of the Scottish landscape. Visitors are able to enter into this dialogue through using a series of stamps positioned amongst the work, which they can then collect as they navigate the show.


Folklore in the Landscape has been organised by a group of interdisciplinary researchers collaboratively exploring the relationship between landscape, nature, heritage, archaeology, and Intangible Cultural Heritage through tangible means and creative practices.

Folklore in the Landscape is generously funded by the Cohort Development Fund from the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities.

Mobile Print Studio is a local business run by artists and illustrators, who deliver creative workshops around the community to inspire more people to experience the joy of printmaking. In this particular instance the workshop helped visualise a body of research, and bring a tangible, tactile element to the project.

Please book one ticket for each person attending the exhibition Preview. GSA staff and students are welcome to attend without booking as long as space allows.