"Bute Island Alliance through the Bank of Ideas is excited to celebrate the easing of Covid restrictions with an exhibition by Bute residents artist Grace Siregar, poet Andrea Dow and film maker Scott O'Neill.
Their online collaboration entitled ‘These Days’ is moving into its physical form with an exhibition of poetry, painting and film.
Following on from her 2019 exhibition in the Bank of Ideas, Grace Siregar explored her experiences of the Covid-19 lockdown in our home, the Isle of Bute, since March 2020. She invited Rothesay poet Andrea Dow and Port Bannatyne film-maker Scott O’Neill to join her in this collaborative piece. Siregar's contribution is a 3m x 1.5m painting and a performance art piece at the exhibition opening. Andrea Dow has written ‘These Days’, a series of poems and Scott O'Neill has woven them all together in his film.
The exhibition will be at the Bank of Ideas community venue at 17 High Street, Rothesay by Rothesay Castle from Saturday 22nd May to Friday 4th June 2021. Covid regs will be followed so maximum four people or one family goup to enter using masks."