Brodie Illuminated 2022
The Brodie Illuminated 2022 event at The National Trust for Scotland’s Brodie Castle site, is now open to the public during November. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
This year’s event is the second year of a three year knowledge exchange agreement between NTS and UHI to deliver this large scale, creative lighting and projection project.
Malcolm Innes, Director of UHI’s Centre for Island Creativity was responsible for setting up this ambitious project with NTS and he worked closely with the NTS team at Brodie Castle to design and deliver the creative lighting and projection for the event. Created as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories, Brodie Illuminated 2022 explores the narratives of the Brodie family through the extensive collection of family portraits and other paintings from the NTS collection at the castle. Malcolm also brought in story teller Bob Pegg to provide a series of short stories with music that are replayed around the approx.. 1.5km route through the landscaped estate and gardens.
The team have already begun discussions for Brodie Illuminated 2023 and they are hoping to expand the project to span across the year and involve UHI students and local primary and secondary schools in the creation of the 2023 and future events.
This project is one of a series of light art and projection projects over many years that Malcolm has completed for clients such as National Trust for Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, Dunbar Science Festival, and the multi-award winning Botanic Lights project for Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.
In addition to very large scale temporary events such as Brodie Illuminated, Malcolm is also currently working with the Scottish Flag Trust on an Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher to develop an innovative permanent projection installation for the Flag Trust’s tiny doocot visitor centre in Athelstaneford, East Lothian.