Sea, Papa Westray
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I’m looking forward to speaking about seaweed and its connections to the social history of Orkney at an evening in Hoy Kirk Heritage Centre on Friday 1 June. I’m planning to take 10 seaweeds and untangle what they reveal about the connections between people and the sea.
The clouds from the exhibition Lift have drifted off to Papa Westray and landed in Bowman’s Gallery, a new exhibition space in the vestibule of the refurbished Papa Westray Hostel. A big thank you to Jonathan Ford Papay Ranger who installed the show (and took the photograph above). The photograph second from the right is … Continue reading
Thank you to Orkney Museum for the opportunity to show the Lift exhibition and to my fellow artists Ingrid Budge and Alan Watson. I’m looking forward to showing with Ingrid again in August 2019 at The Exhibition Room, The Old Library, Kirkwall. We are returning to the Flora Orcadensis theme and I will be concentrating … Continue reading
Saturday 28 April will be the last day of the Lift exhibition at Tankerness House, Orkney Museum.
Dowhan or Dochan or Tirso or Bulwand or Bulmint (Orkney) Rumex obtusifolius I have a collagraph of Dockens in The Waterfront Spring Exhibition in Stromness. ‘The docks were cut a harvest time; the stems were soaked in sea water to make them more pliable and fashioned into baskets. Occasionally the stems were into doormats … Continue reading
I will be showing ‘North Ronaldsay Lighthouse’ (below) as part of Cary Welling’s exhibition ‘Art We Like’ at Northlight in Stromness. The show opens next Saturday 7 April and runs until 25 April. The gallery is open 11-1 and 2-5 Closed Sundays. Built by Robert Stevenson’s son Alan, the Lighthouse was first lit in 1854. … Continue reading
I’m working on a new exhibition with Alan Watson and Ingrid Budge for Orkney Museum. We have taken the title Lift, the Orkney dialect word for ‘sky’. The title brings the three of us together in a shared interest in Orkney skies and clouds. I’ve made work for the show thinking about the potential for … Continue reading