islandness is a living experiment. An open platform spanning the North Atlantic, this project explores life on two northern islands through the art practices of two islanders: SSA member Vivian Ross-Smith (Shetland) and Jane Walker (Newfoundland).
islandness aims to bring people and place together, forging new bonds among individuals, artists and communities through making and gathering.
As part of our collaborative practice they use skill sharing and making to facilitate discussions around contemporary rurality and what it means to be an islander. This will be explored further in Shetland over October + November.