​ Elaine Reid - Flourish

Tuesday 6 March - Saturday 17 March 2018 @ 12pm-4pm (closed Sunday and Monday)

FLOURISH, our wellbeing project emphasising the benefits of writing in nature, was launched in May 2017 by writer-in-residence Elaine Reid. Based in the Wild Garden, Elaine created a giant word installation for the project launch which included 23 acrylic words hung in the trees. These became the focus for a variety of local schools and the wider community including writing for wellbeing, visual poetry and labyrinth walking. Breathe, a collaboration with choreographer Mairi Allan, also used these words as their inspiration for a series of three found poetry and movement workshops.

This exhibition brings together work created by all the community groups involved in the project alongside Elaine's own work - a series of visual poems based on the words which became her 'Temenos 23'. Temenos: a boundaried piece of ground designated as a sacred space or sanctuary.