This provides a pathway for exploration via a series of seven commissioned works by artists. All sculptures were commissioned by Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre. Each sculpture involved the local community in its construction and all provide a place to sit surrounded by sea, islands and sky. The Listening Place by Valerie Pragnell is situated in South Lochboisdale.
The Listening Place at South Lochboisdale on South Uist was designed by the late Valerie Pragnell, renowned artist, sculptor and basket maker. It consists of a series of seats cast from an original tractor seat belonging to a local crofter. These are set into a curved wall that incorporates bronze casts of poems by local bards Donald MacDonald from South Lochboisdale and Donald J MacDonald from Peninerine. The poems are in Gaelic with translations in English. The sculpture invites the visitor to sit and contemplate in this remote and beautiful position.
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