Collaboration with Transmission Gallery, 2019-2021

Bothy Project’s collaboration with Transmission Gallery involved artists Najma Abukar, Adebusola RamsayClarinda Tse and Matthew Arthur Williams. The project started in the late autumn of 2019, but took a hiatus in 2020 due to Covid-19, but by the end of 2021 each will each have undertaken a residency at Sweeney’s Bothy on Eigg and worked with a mentor to discuss and develop their practice over the period of the project.

In June 2021, the online project Crossing Waters x Everyone Knows (you’e not part of the island) went live

Thanks to the artists, mentors (Ingrid Pollard, Alberta Whittle and Ajamu X) and all at Transmission.

Najma Abukar

Matthew Arthur Williams: In October 202o, Matthew Arthur Williams and Ajamu X took part in a Close Up Conversation at Street Level Gallery, Glasgow. You can watch the talk here

Clarinda Tse: interact with Clarinda Tse’s project under toes cream dream here

Around April last year, Clarinda compiled notebooks of messy thoughts into a spreadsheet. This was further translated into an alternative archive programmed through boids*. Seeking to find a space that she can remember from a distance, where language has a constant shift and movement, this manifested into a digital
interface titled under-toes-cream-dream.

*Boids is an artificial life program, developed by Craig Reynolds in 1986, which simulates the flocking behaviour of birds.

Adebusola Ramsay


Project generously supported by Creative Scotland’s Create: Inclusion Fund


Matthew Arthur Williams