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1st - 24th December Calling artists who wish to show works for sale in the run up to Christmas..
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North Lands Creative Glass in Lybster, Caithness is offering a six week residency for four talented artists working in hot glass taking place from 1 April to 10 May 2013. This opportunity is for artists who have an interest in exploring new forms of making, or ways of working, through collaboration.
While Scotland debates its political identity in preparation for an independence referendum, Edinburgh artist Angus Reid considered it was time to answer this question for himself. As a film-maker and visual artist as well as a writer, he decided to invite people across Scotland to join him in giving thought to the fact that - as he says - "We have no written constitution...
Wave North Pop up Art Exhibition - 25th October - 3rd November 2012 The Wave North festival is running again in October this year to coincide with the UK Pro Tour Surfing competition held at Thurso East. This year as well as the surfing there will be a temporary skate park at Thurso Harbour providing workshops and demonstrations.
Summer Museum Activities during Thurso Gala Week, 6th and 9th August 2-4pm. Join us and Peter The Penguin to celebrate Thurso Gala Week and The Olympic Games with our Summer craft and Games sessions.
Exciting things are afoot at four Scottish museums as they embark upon projects with acclaimed Scottish artists who will draw inspiration from - and cast a new perspective on - their collections and buildings. These new creative collaborations are the first to be awarded through Iconic Artists in Iconic Places - a collaborative project by Museums Galleries Scotland and Creative Scotland to celebrate Scotland's icons past and present by enabling artists to be inspired by museum collections, historic sites, and Scotland's intangible cultural heritage, also known as living culture.
An exhibition by local artist Mary Hamada Parker at Caithness Horizons from 23rd June until 29th July 2012 The next exhibition in the Gallery at Caithness Horizons will feature a collection of work by local artist Mary Hamada Parker. Mary Hamada Parker was born in Yokohama then schooled locally in Thurso.
A Celebration in Caithness of Folk Culture Caithness Horizons in Thurso has added The Gillie Mor to the cultural calendar of the Highlands. Last year saw the emergence of a three-day March festival of talks, books, film, story-telling, folklore, music and poetry which put the spotlight on the life and work of folk icon, Hamish Henderson.
Mention 'glass,' and most folk think first of window panes, drinking vessels, or dinky ornaments - things to be handled gingerly. For many, the word 'sculpture' still brings to mind half-clad alabaster statues staring into infinity.
A group of pupils from five Highland secondary schools have created an exhibition which is their interpretation of the works of American artist Ed Ruscha. 'Ruscha's Room - Sẹmraichean Luchd-ealain' is currently at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery until 12 February 2011.
Swanson Gallery, Thurso exhibits work of acclaimed American artist Ed Ruscha - Major works from Four Decades ARTIST ROOMS on Tour with the Art Fund supported by The Scottish Government Major drawings by Ed Ruscha, one of the most influential and pioneering American artists of the past half-century, will be opening at the Swanson Gallery, Thurso Library on Saturday 15th January until 26th February as part of ARTIST ROOMS, the important new public collection of international post-war and contemporary art that independent charity the Art Fund is helping to tour across the UK. ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned and managed by National Galleries of Scotland and Tate on behalf of the nation.
3rd June - to 27the June 2009 Swanson Gallery, Davidson's Lane, Thurso Matisse: Drawing with Scissors The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century's most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour.
North Lands Creative Glass Lybster http://www.northlandsglass.com/ Thurs 5th March Intensive Kiln Casting 6 week evening class AP Studio £120, 7pm - 9pm Every Thurs for 6 weeks Sat 4th & Sun 5th April Engraving & Sandblasting weekend £75, 10am - 4.30pm Sat 23rd & Sun 24th May 2009 May Family Weekend £5 per piece, 12 noon - 4pm 25th - 28th June Glass Week - 2 day Bullseye Box Casting £120 2 day Introduction to Kiln Forming £120 2 day Engraving with a difference £75 10am - 4pm 6th & 7th August 2009 Kids Kilnforming - 2 days Paperweight Making 19th & 20th September www.northlandsglass.com info[AT]northlandsglass.com 01593 721229.
Swanson Gallery, Thurso 14 Feb to 14 Mar ~ Precious Cargo 2009 is Scotland's Year of Homecoming and the calendar's theme of migration, boats and the sea reflects this. The exhibition has been designed by Brodie Nairn and Nicky Burns from Glasstorm in Tain as an innovative installation of closed Cargo boxes, one of which opens every day over the festive period to reveal a new object or contemporary 'souvenir' of the Highlands which travellers to lands across the sea might have cherished to remind them of 'home'.
Description Master Class Programme: 'Sources of Inspiration' Session 1: 5 - 13 July: 'Duo in Still Life', Bullseye Master Class with Deborah Horrell and Mel George. This class will use various mould making techniques, glass bodies (powders, frits, billets etc) and packing techniques to allow for both hollow ans solid cast vessels.
Exhibition at The Swanson Gallery, Thurso From Sat 19 Jan to Sat 16 Feb 2008 M, T, W - 1 to 5.30pm Fr - 1 to 8pm Sat - 10am to 1pm Closed Thurs and Sun Admission Free City of the Immortals by Michelle Lord The City of the Immortals is based upon the Jorges Luis Borges short story 'The Immortal'. In a narrative series of photographic images, the fictional city Borges describes is reconstructed for the camera to represent an unbuilt, literary environment Presented by The Highland Council Swanson Gallery 01847 896357 Area Cultural Officer 01349 885114 (NB No Exhibition at St Fergus Gallery, Wick in January due to staff absence.
Evening Classes - Tutor: Patricia Niemann *The new evening classes, 'Glass Fusing and Design', will give you an overview of different kilnforming techniques. You will learn how to cut glass and assemble pieces to be fired in a kiln.
North Lands Creative Glass runs a range of glass courses throughout the year and in rencent times has extended to have residencies with some of the top up and coming glass artists in the world. Tucked away in the north of Scotland in the small fishing village of Lybster this glass centre is fast building world-wide reputation.