Join Artist in Residence, Deirdre Nelson, to walk a section of the Cateran Trail
Posted on: 17/01/2017

One of Scotland’s foremost contemporary textile artists, Deirdre Nelson is artist in residence for the Cateran’s Common Wealth ‘Common Ground’ project. From Spring to summer 2017, she’ll be working with schools and community groups around the Trail to design and make new textiles inspired by new aerial photography and place name research. One of Deirdre’s goals is to walk the Cateran Trail herself and she is inviting anyone who wants to, to join her!

10.00am start, meet in Alyth Town Square, bring your own map and food and water provisions for the walk ensure that you have the appropriate clothing and footwear. This is not a circular walk so you will need to arrange your own pick up and drop off please.

Free. No booking required.

Deirdre will be visually recording anything that will inform and inspire her work as part of her residency, you’re very welcome to visually record what you see along the way should you wish to use this for any creative project of your own.

Please note, you join us on this walk at your own risk, responsible for your own safety and as part of an autonomous group, in which each member has a duty of care to each other. This is no different from the responsibilities you have on a casually arranged weekend walk with friends or family in the UK.

You can download the Cateran Trail Leaflet here which gives estimates of how long it takes to walk each stage (Please note in this walk, Deirdre is only planning to walk from Alyth to Bridge of Cally, not the full route to Blairgowrie) and a guide as to the difficulty of the walk. Please consider carefully whether you are physically able to walk each stage before joining us.

Click here for the Traveline Scotland website to find public transport information.

This walk is part of the inaugural Platform Festival, a week long celebration of contemporary art and culture across Perth & Kinross with over 30 events from exhibitions, artworks, gigs, creative walk, artist talks, special installation, drama and film. The Platform Festival is being organised by Culture Perth & Kinross & Perthshire Creates and offers both audiences and artists a platform to go beyond their creative boundaries and try something different.