Travelling the Archive

Nicky Bird

Kyleakin Community Hall

9th Sep

Travelling the Archive reimagines a time and place in Kyleakin’s past, for future audiences. It shares the 1960’s heritage of Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye, through a series of 35mm slides taken by seasonal visitor Miss Joan Wilcock. Nicky Bird worked closely with the community uncovering stories and memories. Her research formed the basis of a series of events, including a night-time exhibition of projected photos placed into the surroundings where they were originally taken.

This closing event brings together the participants and revisits the collection alongside the artist’s own images and those taken during the project.

Travelling the Archive is supported by Creative Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund: Highland Council.


Kyleakin Community Hall
Isle of Skye
IV41 8PQ

Further Information

Atlas Arts

IPS SoP 2016
Composite image Nicky Bird 2015. Willie MacKay and Simon MacLean unloading Sunday newspapers from rowing boat. Kyleakin October 1964 (SL/D110/18/2)