Drawn from the Scottish Arts Council Bequest Collection, this exhibition shows the variety of techniques and styles that some of the country's most influential artists have employed. You can see works by Ken Currie, John Bellany, Patricia Douthwaite and Victoria Crowe, among others.
3RD-4TH SEPTEMBER 2005 For the ninth successive year it's the season when artists and professionals from all over the world converge on The Alastair Pilkington Studio in Lybster for a series of masterclasses and a weekend conference that is now a must in the contemporary glass calendar. This year the theme is 'The Design Element', a topic which features strongly in 21st century life everywhere from sports equipment to home decoration and of course glass.
Glass artists from seven countries yesterday concluded the first of a summer programme of master classes at North Lands Creative Glass in the village of Lybster led by Klaus Moje, one of the key figures in contemporary studio glass. The class - "Finding New Horizons" - explored kilnforming with techniques such as fusing, bending and mold-making and also extensive use of cold-working methods.
LS Lowry painted scenes of Wick in the 1930's, now the Highland Council would like local artists to do the same in 2005, using the famous artist's paintings as inspiration. The work can be in any medium, but must include both people and places, using the setting of Lower Puleneytown, Wick.
In the Gallery at present is a display of quilts from Highland Quilters. Working on the quilt today were Janet Maclennan, Shelagh Jack and Kathy Gunn (pictured)..