Sentinels of Stone

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In Scotland’s Outer Hebrides on the rugged Isle of Lewis, five powerful award-winning monuments commemorate the island’s Land Heroes. Their courageous struggle for Land Law Reform resulted in the thriving Gaelic speaking community that Lewis encompasses today.

Through the photography of Robin Gillanders, the design, setting and materials of these ‘sentinels in stone’ are brought together for all to enjoy, while essays by distinguished Scottish art historians, and Gaelic speaking island historian Dr Joni Buchannan, tell a vivid story of the events commemorated by each monument, examining their iconography, and exploring each work within the context of a wider cultural rebellion against the hegemony of imposed values.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompelled by Memory
Subtitle of host publicationThe Lewis Land Monuments 1994-2018
EditorsClare Cooper
Place of PublicationBristol
Number of pages71
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2022
EventWill Maclean:Points of Deaprture - City Art Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jun 20222 Oct 2022


ExhibitionWill Maclean:Points of Deaprture
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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