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....

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Volunteer time

We've a great team working here today - everyone making a big contribution to the Angus show. Above top, Amber, Hannah and Becca. In the centre photo Hannah working on a suitcase puppet show, and below Amber with her completed gas mask.

Christina, Alison and I are also sharing the studio space - all six of us are having to be super quiet - no sawing or hammering - because Loz in the music room immediately below us recording Kirsty Blackhall - cello and fiddle - for the Angus soundtrack.

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