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‘Rocabarraigh, a phantom island in Scottish Gaelic myth, will appear three times, the last being at the end of the world.’ September 28, 2022 2:02 pm


Time & Location

21 Oct 2022, 18:00 BST – 29 Oct 2022, 18:00 BST

French Street, French St, Glasgow, UK

About the event

Market Gallery is delighted to present ‘Rocabarraigh’, a solo exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Thomas Abercromby, featuring a  new film work of the same name. The film focuses on the small  uninhabitable granite islet of Rockall and its overlooked history as the  last territorial expansion of the United Kingdom.

The exhibition explores the history of the islet’s annexation in 1955  and subsequent occupation by climate activists in 1997, bringing to the  fore environmental activists’ efforts from our recent past while  drawing links to the current climate emergency. Rocabarraigh  investigates the relationships between imperialism, sovereignty and  ecological collapse, using this unique Scottish site to articulate a new  perspective on the climate change movement.

‘Rocabarraigh’ will run until Saturday the 29th of October.

French Street is an accessible venue. 

*Opening night Friday 21st 6-9pm*

French Street is an accessible venue. 

Opening hours:

weekdays 2 - 6pm and 11 - 5pm on 

weekends 11am - 5pm

Supported by Creative Scotland, Covepark and Taigh Chearsabhagh

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