In Nov 2022, an immersive art installation premiered in Edinburgh, Scotland. People went multiple times, and cried multiple times. The reaction was extraordinary. Attendance was huge. Scotland’s national newspaper said it was one of the best visual events of the year.
Available to Tour
Like a Huge Scotland is available to tour both in the UK and internationally and we are currently seeking venues for this extraordinary work by filmmaker, Mark Cousins. The installation requires a dark space with four large screens or projections set up to allow for a 360° experience with sound. There is no fee for the installation: media files will be sent to you on a hard drive and set up costs met by the venue. A range of additional content is available to complement the installation from recordings of the original live edit of Like a Huge Scotland and talks to related Barns-Graham material and merchandise.
The main theme of the installation is inspiration – how a moment can become a turning point. The background themes are very contemporary:
Feminism – Barns-Graham was a great artist who has been under-remember by history
Neurodiversity – She was synaesthesic and had a rare way of looking at the world
Climate emergency – The glacier has almost gone
Aging – How our older self forgets our younger self
Live talks with Mark Cousins or the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust may be available.
Professor Pete Nienow, Professor of Glaciology, University of Edinburgh on Art and ice loss: a personal and scientific reflection mourning rapid glacier loss in the Alps
Dr Samantha Walton and climber Anna Fleming discuss Nan Shephard and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
Additional Exhibition Content
The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust can provide related artworks, photographs and archive materials for reproduction or loan. Loan conditions and costs may apply.
The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust can supply a range of books and cards for sale alongside your exhibition.
Live Edit Recording
Mark Cousins and his editor, Timo Langer broadcast the edit of Like a Huge Scotland live on YouTube. The edit providesa unique insight into a rarely revealed process with an internationally renowned filmmaker.