Above: On Longing, Victoria Walters (willow charcoal on Fabriano paper, 500mm x 705mm; ©Walters 2019).
Dr Victoria Walters has contributed a chapter to a new book Per Scribendum, Sumus: Ethnopoesis, Or: Writing Heritage celebrating the work of Professor in Cultural Heritage and Anthropological Studies, Maíréad Nic Craith. Nic Craith has sought to integrate critical heritage studies, cultural history, literature and folklore into a creative ethnology.
Victoria’s chapter considers Nic Craith’s work on intangible heritage, in relation to drawings Victoria made in response to Portuguese Fado. The drawings were exhibited in Lisbon with the research group Space Place Practice, and consider how intangible heritage might be recorded through art, and who has the right to create memory in that way.
The book, Per Scribendum, Sumus: Ethnopoesis, Or: Writing Heritage, engages with a wide range of issues explored by Nic Craith, and is edited by Professor Ullrich Kockel, Dr Philip McDermott and Dr Liam Campbell. Click here to access the publisher’s website.