Eilean Shona has a rich cultural programme of workshops and residencies and Eilean Shona’s cultural focus remains a central theme. Artists and writers taking part have included Louisa Young, Ben Rivers, Ayan Farah, Paul Kindersly, Laura Lancaster, Pep Duran Esteva, Carmen Galofre and many more.
Shona Artists Residency Programme
The island has long been an inspiration for artists and writers and to build on this legacy we are launching an annual residency programme from March 2020.
Courses, led by experienced teachers, will focus on exploring creativity in this truly unique island setting. Cut off from the world and all its stresses, you will be immersed in nature and surrounded by wildlife. Retreats are aimed at both the beginner and those with more experience.
Writing workshops have been led by Amy Liptrot, Raffaella Barker, and Hilary Boyd. Our next writing workshop is taking place on 16 - 22 September and will be led by Freya North.
Between 2015 and 2017, we hosted Shona Projects, curated by Emma McIntyre & Matilda Strang.