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Year of Natural Scotland Residency - Inverewe Gardens

    Under the Weather, an installation by Nicky Coutts, Year of Natural Scotland Artist-in-Residence

    Under the Weather is a new artwork created by Nicky Coutts who was Artist-in-Residence with the National Trust for Scotland during 2013 and 2014. This residency is one of seven that has been supported by Creative Scotland and SNH as part of Year of Natural Scotland.

    This intriguing new artwork resembles a weather station or a some form of Victorian curiosity. The work provides a lens through which to share the extraordinary vision of Osgood Mackenzie, the founder of Inverewe Gardens. Located on the shoreline, the artwork is positioned in an area that serves as a boundary between the comparatively natural, barren, windswept, landscape and the sub-tropical oasis of Inverewe. Inside small windows peep outwards, overlaid with images of the diverse range of places that Osgood visited in Europe and beyond, often with his daughter Mairi Sawyer, searching for plants to bring back and trial in the gardens.

    (Photography by Ewen Weatherspoon)