Artists step up to the mark as SEA inspired fundraiser hot’s up
15th May 2014
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.
Caithness artist, Joanne B Kaar is to hold her first studio sale. This two-day event will take place on the Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd November, in Dunnet.
Dunnet - Joanne B Kaar studio Artist Studio Sale Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Nov 11am - 4pm handmade papers handmade books framed artworks small hand tools craft materials a variety of misc objects!! Joanne B Kaar 1st studio sale bargain basement prices Directions: Follow signs for Mary-Ann's Cottage, Dunnet. When you're at the T-junction facing the cottage, turn right to go up the hill.
Take the family to Caithness Horizons and have fun making paper..
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Caithness artists, Joanne B Kaar & Liz O'Donnell, invite you to join in their arty fundraiser for Brough Bay Association & Castletown Heritage Society. Be inspired by the SEA to draw, paint or collage postcard size artwork for their fundraiser.
Joanne B Kaar - "The Portable Museum Of Curiosity" This "Portable Museum of Curiosity" is the result of a collaboration with Joanne B Kaar, artist, and Joanne Howdle, museum curator for Caithness Horizons, as part of Museums Galleries Scotland / Creative Scotland, Iconic Artists in Iconic Places residency 2012. "The Portable Museum of Curiosity" is available for schools, colleges, community groups, museums, galleries and other heritage organisations to borrow.
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 Joanne B. Kaar at Caithness Horizons from 13th September until 11th December 2011 Local artist Joanne B.
Book Early for Joanne B Kaar's course. This one is suitable for beginners and they are always popular..
Be inspired! Sat 17th + Sun 18th May Join us for a weekend of creativity in the newly refurbished Castlehill Centre. If you are interested in doing your own thing, sharing ideas, or simply being inspired by this wonderful harbour location, get in touch as numbers are limited.
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