Forradh | Sly Cooking:
an exhibition by Catriona Black

at the Gaelic College, Bowmore
September 2018

Ever needed a word for the little bits of dust you see in a ray of sunlight? For squeezing a big thing into a small hole? For the noise made by women when they get together? Then come along to Bowmore’s Gaelic College (Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle) from the beginning of September for a rare opportunity to see artist and award-winning children's author Catriona Black’s first solo exhibition as part of its tour of Argyll.

The exhibition features Catriona Black’s linocut illustrations created especially for her book ‘Sly Cooking: 42 Irresistible Gaelic Words’. Accessible to everyone, and at times downright amusing, ‘Sly Cooking’ revives Catriona’s favourite 42 weird and wonderful Gaelic words collected by 19th century priest, poet and folklorist Father Allan in South Uist and Eriskay.

To find out more about Catriona’s work, and about this wonderful pocketbook of unusual Gaelic words, visit:
Some prints will also be available for purchase from Catriona over the Islay Book Festival weekend (or they can be bought online from Catriona’s Etsy page:

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This exhibition is being brought to Islay in association with An Lanntair, HRI | Munro architecture, Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle, Tarbert Book Festival and Gigha Gallery.