Maree Todd MSP meeets with Amy Gear and Daniel Clark of Gaada at their studio in Da Auld Kirk, Burra Isle, Shetland.

Our most northern Art in Action visit was hosted by SCAN members Gaada, who met with Maree Todd MSP on the 20th August at their studio on Burra Isle, Shetland.

Maree met with Amy Gear and Daniel Clark, co-directors of Gaada and really enjoyed learning about the work that they do to engage meaningfully with issues experienced by Shetland communities.

Gaada is an artist-led community interest company that work in collaboration with a variety of individuals, artists, groups and organisations including schools, universities, councils, libraries and social enterprises. In partnership, they work to deliver a wide range of events that encourage skills sharing and learning.

Many workshops have a specialist focus on Printmaking, in particular, risograph and screenprinting and Gaada would live to turn their current studio into a fully accessible workshop facility for Shetland. Ultimately, they are passionate about reducing barriers to high quality creative development for the growing community of artists based there.

Maree Todd described the work that Gaada do as “empowering and exciting” and looks forward to hearing more about how this young organisation develops.

Print produced as part of Gaada printmaking workshop.


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