Isle of Lewis

Updated on Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:01
Malina Monks
Isle of Lewis/Scottish Gaelic
Rhythms in nature are learnt through the arts.

Artist Malina Monks speaks from her home in the Channon, Australia, about her  Scottish Gaelic cultural heritage. Born and raised on the Isle of Lewis, the most north-west island of Scotland, her animated language reflects the rhythms in nature she grew up with. Malina perpetuates her knowledge of rhythms in nature through weaving, ceramics, and story telling. She reflects on the cultural dis-posession of her ancestors during the  "Highland and Ireland Clearances" and gives vivid descriptions of their world that she was fortunate to inherit and pass on to her family.


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