Making the parchment Saint Colmcille was born in Ireland 1500 years ago this year. Because of this Artists in Ireland, Scotland and further afield have been making new work to celebrate his influence on our culture over so many years. I’ve been collaborating with Gaelic scholar Michael Newton to create
Author: Thomas Keyes
Thomas Keyes grew up in Northern Ireland learning letter art as an active participant in Belfast’s graﬃti subculture from the late 1990s onwards. After studying art at Newcastle he moved to the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands in 2009 to focus on a more nature-based creative practice. He learned to create materials, such as parchment and pigments, from the local environment using traditional medieval methods which in turn led him back to calligraphy and the artistry of insular manuscripts.