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, 12 November 2011

A new resting place...

This, the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre is where most of what remains of Angus MacPhees work will end up. Joanne B Kaar sent me this link; the Centre is where the vast collection of Scottish Museums is held when it's not on display. 

Joyce Laing is intending to close her wonderful Art Extraordinary Gallery in Pittenweem for good this winter, and then the collection will move to the GMRC where it can be properly looked after and the fragile work restored where necessary. I know it's her hope that the pieces will still be able to be seen, forming touring exhibitions of the work. 

No comments:

Post a Comment