ANGUS MCPHEE - Weaver of Grass

ANGUS MCPHEE or MACPHEE was a crofter from Uist who spent almost 50 years in a Highland psychiatric hospital. During this time he chose not to speak - instead he wove a series of incredible costumes out of grass. These he hung on trees in the hospital grounds.

This blog follows the progress of HORSE + BAMBOO THEATRE as they develop and tour a show about Angus....

Monday, 14 March 2011

Highly Strung

I've just discovered that there's an exhibition at the Peter Potter GalleryHIGHLY STRUNG that brings together three artists whose work revolves around weaving. One of these is Angus McPhee, the others are the Spanish-Australian Dani Marti and the Danish Lise Bech. It opened on the 5th March and closes 16th April, and sounds worth a visit.

It's part of the Lost Landscapes programme, that traverses boundaries between art, ecology, archaeology and local history. 

The Peter Potter Gallery is at 10 The Sands, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3EY - 01620 822 080.

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