In 2010 Artists Collective 6°WEST were given the unique opportunity to have a pilot residency on the Isle of Inch Kenneth - the once family home of the notorious Mitford sisters.
Artist members of 6°W are Anne DevineDavid Faithfull, Mhairi Killin, Veronica Slater and the curator Alicia Hendrick. Joining 6°WEST during part of the residency will be photographer. Shannon Tofts and art critic Georgina Coburn.
6°W responded to this culturally significant island. An exhibition of the developed work from 6°WEST’s residency was shown as part of the Year of Scotland’s Islands in St Oran's Chapel on Iona and at An Tobar in 2012.
6°WEST Blog received funding from Hi-Arts and Creative Scotland in 2011 as part of the Year of Scotland’s Islands Project. 

WEST has formed to create a distinctive cultural voice for contemporary art practice on Mull and Iona, the Highlands and Islands, the UK and internationally. The uniqueness of the collective comes from the diversity of practice that it embodies, brought together by curator Alicia Hendrick and exemplified in the work of artists Anne Devine, David Faithfull, Mhairi Killin, and Veronica Slater.

The name WEST is at the core of the group’s collective positioning in place and purpose. It indicates the geographical co-ordinates of where the five members meet and their aim of creating a sixth space for collaboration to transform and generate new ideas. This sixth space could be a person, process, place, object or organisation. Fundamental to the group’s identity is a convergence to make art in response to this distinctive landscape and culture.

WEST represents the beginning of a creative trajectory, remapping artistic practice in contemporary visual art both in the islands of Mull and Iona and in a global cultural context.

WEST is supported by Highland Renewal