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....

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Open Studios Day

This weekend Horse + Bamboo opened up our workshop as part of the Reveal Open Studios weekend; it also tied in with Waterfoot Day Out - a small town fete for the community. The rain for once stayed away and we had a great day - 160 people having guided tours of the building, an animation workshop for children, and a film of the show we're currently rehearsing - Red Riding Hood - running on a loop next to the set and a display of related masks and puppets. 

On the middle floor we have a small display on Angus MacPhee; combining our masks, puppets and some of Joanne B Kaar's woven pieces. This was a great little talking point and many people came up to me throughout the day to ask for more information about the project and the story of Angus himself. 

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