6°WEST artists collective is Anne Devine, David Faithfull, Alicia Hendrick and Mhairi Killin. Following a funded residency on the Isle of Erraid, 6°WEST created a set of four unique postage stamps which focus on the life and works of Robert Louis Stevenson and his connection to the Isle of Erraid. 

During their residency 6°WEST stayed in the lighthouse keepers’ cottages, each artist pursuing individual responses to the history and topography of this multi layered island landscape. Erraid was the shore station for two Stevenson lighthouses, Skerryvore and Dubh Artach and where, as a young man, Robert Louis Stevenson pondered his future as a writer and traveller. 

The outcome of The ERRAID Residency is a small touring exhibition of a set of four unique postage stamps and accompanying prints that together depict, reflect and amplify their dialogue as contemporary artists with Stevenson and the culturally significant Isle of Erraid. 

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Editors Notes 

1. 6°W is an artists’ collective formed in 2011; artist members are Anne Devine, David Faithfull, Alicia Hendrick and Mhairi Killin. The name 6°W indicates the geographical location of where the collective meet to generate new ideas and create space for collaboration with a person, a process, a place, an object or an organisation. 

2. Isle of Erraid is a tidal island off the south-west coast of Mull in the Inner Hebrides which is featured in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Kidnapped. 

3. The Erraid residency was funded by Creative Scotland, Argyll and Bute Council and Aosdana. 

4. Photo credit Mhairi Killin. 


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