Below the Skyeline Exhibition November 2021
Below the Skyeline Exhibition
Friday 12th November 2021 6pm onwards – Private viewing
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November 2021 11am-4pm
Skeabost House Hotel, Isle of Skye IV51 9NP
The Isle of Skye is one of the most photographed islands in the world. Its rugged mountain terrain, beaches and sea cliffs combine to provide an inspirational collection of stunning vistas and landscapes all available in a comparatively small area of land to be found off the North West coast of Scotland.
Water helps make Skye what it is. It is not called the Misty Isle for nothing as it is often the low cloud that creates the mood that makes an image of the Quiraing or the Old Man of Storr so evocative. The winter light is spectacular and has helped make many an image of the lighthouse at Neist Point a masterpiece or provided the angled golden light across the Cuillin when viewed from Elgol. After heavy rains the burns crash down from the mountains and the waterfalls can be amazing, many easily viewed from the road.
However, what is not easily viewed is the world and life of Skye that is below the waterline, whether in the rivers, the freshwater lochs or the coastline and sea lochs which form the littoral. The purpose of the Below the Skye Line project is to create images that do justice to the abundant and vibrant natural world that is every much a part of the Isle of Skye but is often hidden just below the surface of the water.
By trying to raise awareness with photography we want to show that even the tiniest creatures are not only beautiful but equally as important as the larger animals such as dolphins and whales. Without the small creatures the food chain would break down. The rivers, lochs and coastline around Skye are full of amazing creatures and plants, all vital to creating a healthy eco-system. Through this project we want to show that no matter how small - it all needs our protection.
The project is a collaboration between two photographers, Gill Williams & Geraint Ashton Jones, who both live on Skye and share a passion for its environment.
If you would like to attend the private viewing please let me know by return of email, messenger or phone 07907 566667 or 01470 532401.
The hotel is also offering their rooms at a much reduced rate if you wish to stay.