The Shop in Dunkeld provides a base for sharing more information about Corbenic and Camphill as a wider movement. We stock a variety of items either from the Corbenic workshops or other Camphills', various local artists and fair trade goods, to friends of Corbenic. The cafe provides a great opportunity for residents to develop their skills in the workplace.
In December of 2016 The Corbenic Shop in Dunkeld opened an exhibition of new photographic works. The photographs were taken by Iona Funston who has been resident in Corbenic Camphill Community since August 1986.
Iona worked with support from teacher Lindsay Plunkett to select which pictures from her extensive collection should be included in the exhibition. The result is a variety of pictures from Corbenic as Iona sees it. Iona tends to choose compositions with dramatic light and strong colour. She is also drawn to collections or rows of various objects - mugs, candles, cutlery and even pads! She has also photographed some of the beautiful scenes around the Corbenic grounds and captured lovely images of some of the other residents in her house.
The pictures in this exhibition were all framed with help from some of the other residents who participate in Corbenic's Estate Workshop.
It is clear to see in the exhibition that Iona has an eye for detail, and knows how she wants the finished photograph to appear. It is also clear that photography is an important means for Iona to express herself. Even on the journey from her house to the exhibition opening event Iona had already taken 8 photographs and continued snapping away with camera in hand capturing images of everyone admiring her newly framed photos.
The Exhibition is a real achievement for Iona and has already been met with enthusiasm and positive comments from those who have been to see it. There has even been some talk of another exhibition… in Budapest!