At Ardtornish we are lucky enough to have the most biodiverse nature reserve in the Scottish Wildlife Trust portfolio. The management committee of the reserve have established a creative residency to promote the reserve to a wider audience and to raise funds for winter work.
This year we have had two artists making work based on the reserve and this week we are pleased to welcome Kyle Noble for his second visit. Kyle was here in February 2018 when we were in the grips of a very cold period of weather. This time he has returned from China to see the Rahoy Hills Reserve in its summer appearance and is now working towards an exhibition to be held at Resipole Studios later in the year.
If you see Kyle around the estate you will now know who he is.
The creative residency is advertised through Creative Scotland for applicants for the coming year. It is now live and if you are interested in applying you will.
find the link on their website.
Closing date 3.9.18.
Kyle’s artworks are inspired by contemplative moments spent in Scottish nature, his mystical landscapes often include figures entranced by twisted old trees or waterfalls. Inspired by his time living in Taiwan, Hong Kong and recently China, he often uses vivid colour and varied texture to create richly layered environments, which evoke Tang Dynasty paintings.
His practice also explores interests in changing narratives of ecology, anthropology and archaeology within Scotland. The Rahoy Hills Nature Reserve and Ardtornish estate being his most recent obsession and area of research.
Kyle exhibits across the UK and in June this year had his first solo exhibition overseas in Tainan, Taiwan.