Pilgrimage: Inch Kenneth to St Triduana’s Chapel, 

Restalrig, Edinburgh

Official Edinburgh Art Festival Exhibition 2012

by artists collective 6°WEST

From the medieval chapels of the Isle of Iona and Inch Kenneth on the west coast of Scotland to St. Triduana’s Chapel in Restalrig, Edinburgh, 6°WEST traverse a creative pilgrimage that makes visible the multiple histories that are held in the physical and spiritual fabric of these ancient sites.

6°WEST artists collective is Anne Devine, David Faithfull, Mhairi Killin, Veronica Slater and curator Alicia Hendrick. In this project St. Triduana’s Chapel becomes the sixth member of 6°WEST through a series of direct interventions within the site made by each of the artists. The work on show includes paintings, prints, sculptural installations and assemblages, with documentary photography by Shannon Tofts. The exhibition is supported with a critical text by Georgina Coburn.

The exhibition recontextualises work developed by 6°WEST in response to the Isle of Inch Kenneth and Inch Kenneth House during 6°WEST’s residency on the island in 2011.

Fundamental to the identity of 6°WEST is the group’s convergence to make art in response to the distinctive landscape and culture of the Inner Hebrides. The name 6°WEST indicates the longitude of the location where the five members meet to generate new ideas, as well as their aim of creating a sixth space for collaboration. This sixth space can be a person, process, place, object or organisation. In this exhibition St Triduana’s Chapel with it’s hexagonal shape occupies the sixth space.

6°WEST would like to thank our funders – Creative Scotland, Hi-Arts and An Tobar and our gratitude to the Barlow family who own Inch Kenneth and Highland Renewal for their continuing support, as well as Historic Scotland for permission and help in exhibiting in the Chapel.


Exhibition with 6°W Artists Collective, An Lanntair, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis;
An Tobar, Tobermory, Isle of Mull; St Orans Chapel, Iona