North Coast Journey- Alternative Tourist Route - Debbie Lee
8th October 2016
An exhibition of textile art celebrating the special landscape along the north coast route from John O‘Groats to Ullapool
‘Throughout Scotland there are sign posts to direct travellers, ‘tourists', off the main route and onto an ‘Alternative Tourist Route'.
The sign at John O’ Groats directing people to Ullapool using the north coast is both inspiring and to me amusing. The route has to be one of the most beautiful in the country taking you from the agricultural East to the remote mountains of the West. Now part of the ‘North Coast 500’ it still stands alone as a route on its own simply for the marked transition of the landscape from one point to another. This sign however also tempts the unwary onto this journey in which the distance bears no resemblance to the time the journey actually takes in reality. In following this sign you travel and get lost in the landscape.’ Debbie Lee
This exhibition is a collection of artwork celebrating the special landscape of this journey around the north coast from John O’Groats to Ullapool. All works in this exhibition are for sale.
Debbie Lee grew up in Lochaber and graduated from Glasgow School of Art (Embroidered and Woven Textile Department) in 1992. She worked as a designer for a number of years in both the textiles and outdoor clothing sectors. Following the arrival of her family she now works as a textile artist producing work which is mainly mixed media/ textile based. She uses a combination of collage, with paper, textiles, found objects, paint, metal and stitch (both hand and machine) to create image with rich colour and texture. The final works depict the scenery of the Highlands of Scotland in which she lives.
The exhibition opens with a private view on Friday 9th September 6pm - 8pm. The exhibition will run until 26th November in the Gallery at Caithness Horizons, Old Town Hall, High Street, Thurso KW14 8AJ 01847 896508 www.caithnesshorizons.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening times - Monday - Friday 10am – 6pm Saturday 10am 5pm
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