Art Exhibition brings Scottish Mountain to Life

August 6, 2019 by Perthshire Creates

An exciting exhibition in Pitlochry brings to life the nature, history and folklore of a much-loved Scottish mountain.  Stories Of Schiehallion is a new collection of work by Perth-based Cat Burton. Cat is a fine art photographer whose work focuses on fantasy, folklore and telling the stories of the land around us.

The exhibition will take place at the John Muir Trust’s “Wild Space”’visitor centre in Pitlochry from 4 August to 18 October. During this time there will also be artist talks, excursions to Schiehallion and photography workshops. Full details of these events running on selected dates in August, September and October can be found here.

Cat, who has spent 8 months working on the project, is a self taught photographer and artist. Her artworks have an atmospheric and other-worldly aesthetic, often likened to Game Of Thrones and Lord Of The Rings.

Commenting on the upcoming exhibition, Cat said: I am so excited to share these artworks featuring some of my favourite places and folklore characters. Schiehallion has so many fascinating stories – it’s not just a munro that people climb, but a living, breathing place full of magic, fairytales and nature.

I’m looking forward to telling people about characters such as Queen Mab and The Blue Witch, as well as the history and future of the mountain. For example, did you know that the contour lines we see on maps today were first conceptualised at Schiehallion? Or that scientists tried to weigh the world there? It’s such an intriguing place with some brilliant stories to tell.

Cat Burton taking photos at Schiehallion. Image Credit: Tim Haynes

Cat, whose work has been exhibited across Scotland, has been making waves in the Scottish arts scene since she moved to Perthshire in 2017. Her work is collected by clients across the world and she can regularly be found at art fairs in Glasgow & Aberdeen.

The Stories Of Schiehallion exhibition runs from 4 August to 18 October and is free to visit. If you would like to find out more about Cat or this event, the full details are available on her website​.

Cat runs private photography workshops in Perthshire, full details can be found  here.

You can also keep up with Cat’s latest activities on her social media accounts, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

“Fairy Hill Of The Caledonians” from the series “Stories Of Schiehallion” by Cat Burton.
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Top image: The Blue Witch by Cat Burton