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Artists step up to the mark as SEA inspired fundraiser hot’s up

15th May 2014

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Earlier this year, Caithness artists Joanne B Kaar and Liz O’Donnell started a fundraiser for Brough Bay Association and Castletown Heritage Society, inviting the public to get arty and made postcard size artwork inspired by the sea.

With the deadline for handing in artwork in a few weeks time (20th June 2014), things are starting to hot up around the world with artists adding the finishing touches to their creations. The sea inspired fundraiser featured in the May issue of Coast magazine as their campaign of the month, and as a result the word spread with more artists getting involved including a ceramicist from the south of England and tapestry artist from Dumfries and Galloway both currently making work for the fundraiser. There has been a wonderful variety of materials used by artists, including 3D wooden sea creatures (which move around) from Taiwan, and more locally, glass you can ‘sea’ through is being formed!

Just this week artwork is expected to arrive from India and Tasmania, with the most unusual coming from Iceland – a sea of ash, volcanic ash paper. In 2010 the eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland caused enormous disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe. One Icelandic artist collected buckets of ash from around her house and used them as pigment in her handmade papers.

If you are joining in the fun, please do return your artwork in plenty of time, making sure your paint is dry first, to Caithness Horizons Thurso, St Fergus art gallery Wick or Castlehill Heritage Centre Castletown. You can also post your work to Joanne if that’s more convenient.

Full details here www.postcardsea.blogspot.com

All artwork must be received by the 20th June 2014 for exhibition & sale by secret silent auction in July at Castlehill Heritage Centre, Castletown. All funds raised from the sale will be given to the two associations, both of which are run by volunteers.

 

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