Over the past 28 years the festival has grown in size and is now one of Scotland's major art events. Its not just the visual arts that are exhibited but also music, poetry and drama. As well as many well known Scottish artists, internationally acclaimed artists have been invited guest exhibitors. Every public space in the village, library, church, hall, even peoples front rooms and garages are used to display art.
One of the invited artists this year was Japanese artist Keiko Mukaide.
|Keiko Mukaide at Pitenweem Arts Festival 2010|
Unfortunately when I visited the exhibition I hadn't yet started this course and so didn't really take the time to study the exhibition and look for any "meaning". I was lucky enough to talk to the artist who explained that this exhibition was "a site specific installation" and was intended to portray "the ebb and flow of people moving in and out of the village" just like the old fisherman used to do watching the comings and goings at the old harbour.
After speaking to the artist I could see quite clearly what she was trying to portray, but don't think I would have realised that was the intended meaning without the explanation. I fear understanding art might be beyond me.....