‘Graffito' at Caithness Horizons
15th September 2018
Our next exhibition at Caithness Horizons is called Graffito. Breaking the boundaries of what is art and what gets shown in a gallery, Graffito is an exhibition that celebrates artwork that is available to everyone.
Traditionally graffiti has been seen as anti social, fringe or even as criminal vandalism, but with an emphasis on social inclusion, we are celebrating street, pop, comic and zine art as mainstream art that will be hanging in our gallery. Literally meaning mark making, this is a multi coloured "on the wall" exhibition of all manner of graphic mark making and breaking the boundaries of what art is, and what gets shown in a gallery. We will be hosting street painting & comic workshops, guided gallery tours, and collaborating with our local schools and council.
We are aiming this exhibition at young people and the young at heart, as a way of inviting new and future audiences to a museum and gallery experience.
Marc Delaye of Freshpaint.org in the Black Isle, is an established community projects artist, and will be tagging the back wall of the gallery on 5th September, followed by the main exhibition opening on the 11th September 2018. There are a series of workshops planned to take place throughout the exhibition, including Illustration and Animation with Hannah Cambridge.
Other exhibitors include Andy Strachen, of Comic Creations Studios Dundee, David Robertson of Fred Egg Comics and Zu Dominak- all of whom work with University of Dundee with the celebrated Masters degrees in Comics and Graphic Novels ( the only course of its kind in the UK). The city of Dundee is a recognized powerhouse of comics production. It is home to DC Thomson & Co Ltd, producers of iconic titles such as the Beano, Dandy, Commando, Starblazer and Bunty.
Other exhibitors include Victor Nobis and his graphic art series of paintings called Fallen Giants; a kind of fantasy surrealist dream space where cities like Edinburgh rise and twist through the torso of neon lit giant figures that sit in expanding and exploding universes. Hannah Cambridge studied animation at Bristol/ University of West England and will be taking animation workshops in early October; she is also showing an exhibition of her Caithness paintings in our popular Cafe Gallery, during the period of the exhibition.
An exhibition featuring work by printmakers with a strong connection to northern Scotland. 9th March - 3 April 2018.
Caithness artist Elaine Rapson-Grant has a display of her latest artwork coming soon at The Cafe Gallery, Caithness Horizons. Admission is free but you could treat yourself to a cuppa and cake whilst you visit the exhibition.
Debbie Lee 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.
2nd - 27th February 2016 Caithness Horizons. See the fantastic work by pupils of Thurso High School..
Thursday 10 September, 12.45 -16.30 Caithness Horizons, Thurso (Please note that lunch is not provided, however you are welcome to have lunch at The Caithness Horizons Cafe prior to the event) Running a craft practice is addictive - there is always more to try, new ideas to explore and projects to develop. Growing your business allows you to confidently pursue these exciting new opportunities to strengthen your profile, expand your range of customers and generate healthy profits.
Tuesday 11th August saw local group No Limits Caithness visit the Museum for a morning packed with Viking activities with Curator Joanne Howdle, or Thordis Eiríksdóttir as she is fondly known to local groups and schools. The group helped the Museum to hit the half million visitors mark and to celebrate they were presented with a special cake made in the Museum's cafe.
Cafe Exhibitions Joan Powell 1st June - 30th June Gallery Exhibitions Hazel Cashmore 5th June - 30th August Exhibition preview 6pm - 8pm Thursday 4th June – all welcome Special Events Peters Pals Activity – 27th June Contact Joanne Howdle for more information Seasonal Opening Times: Remember that we are now open 11am – 4pm on Sundays until the end of September..
Caithness Horizons in Thurso has secured Museum Accreditation for the next three years. The award is made by Museums Galleries Scotland and Arts Council England under the 2011 Museum Accreditation Standard.
Cafe Exhibitions Kimirea and John Glen Exhibition Monday 2nd March-Tuesday 31st March A display of work by local artists Kim Reade and John Glen will be on display throughout March. Gallery Exhibitions Committed to Art Wednesday 4th March-Saturday 28th March "Committed to Art" showcases a selection of paintings and sculptures from committee members of the Society of Caithness Artists with the objective of proving that the committee has true empathy with all artists and particularly to those in the Caithness area.
The pupils of Thurso High have their annual exhibition at Caithness Horizons. 5 - 26 February 2015 Mon - Fri 10.00am - 6.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm.
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