2010 Exhibitions

Six Simultaneous Exhibitions of Painting, Craft & Photography

Open 12 – 5 pm daily

1st July – 31st August 2010

 Exhibition Admission:
Adults:  £2.00
 OAPs:  £1.00
 Children, Students, Unwaged:  £0.50

 

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Paula Sola?ska

Paula Sola?ska

Paula is a Polish artist and a graduate of the European Academy
of Arts in Warsaw. Over the last four years she has developed an
innovative technique of producing ceramic paintings, fired and
glazed and at times combined with other materials. Her subjects
embrace the themes of femininity, time, archetypes and tradition
intertwined with modernity.

http://solanska.pl/ 

Angus McBay

Angus McBay

Angus McBay was born in Wick and has spent most of his adult
life living and working in Caithness, teaching technical
subjects. Meanwhile, he has built up a reputation as a gifted
silversmith and his work is in great demand. His jewellery often
makes references to natural forms and landscape and his designs
are both contemporary and timeless but always tasteful.

 Karyn Fraser

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Karyn was born in Wick and is a graduate of Grays School of Art,
Aberdeen and Birmingham City University where she studied fine
art. She has combined the roles of artist and self-employed tutor to
build a successful career over many years with many solo and group
exhibitions. Her delicately expressed paintings capture her love of
Caithness with its big skies, wide expanses and wonderful light. This
exhibition is largely inspired by the coastline at Reiss sands close to
her home at Ackergill.

 David Usborne

David Usborne

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David grew up in the USA and is a graduate of Balliol College,
Oxford and the Architectural Association School of Architecture,
London. During a lifetime of teaching design he has built up an
extensive collection of cherished objects, not works of art or antiques
of great value, but instead everyday things which fascinate because of
their shape or the mystery of their purpose.

We are showing part of
his recent London exhibition “Objectivity: the art of useful things”
and his accompanying book will be on sale with its two hundred
pages of amazing finds to keep you guessing for hours. The
exhibition and book are quite literally “eye-openers”

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 Michael Rand

Michael Rand

For many years Michael was a Senior Technician in the Printmaking
Department of the Royal College of Art, London before relocating to
the north in 1984 to concentrate on his own work. He became a
popular figure among the local community of artists and musicians
and staged much-admired group and one-man shows of his prints and
paintings in many Scottish galleries. His untimely death in 2009
occurred just when he was beginning to do some of his best work.
This memorial exhibition brings together a selection of images from
various periods

Alistair Steven

Alistair Steven

Wick-born Alistair Steven’s early childhood in an RAF family
involved ten different schools, the furthest away being at Oman in
Jordan. This set a pattern for much of his later life and, as a
mechanical engineer, he has worked in Europe, America, the Middle
East and Asia. Cameras have always been a part of his life and he has
amassed a huge collection of photographs of people and places,
snippets of life and culture from around the world. Now living back in
Wick with his own business, he is devoting more time to photography
for this, his first exhibition. Alistair prefers to create his highly
original work using the full, in-camera potential of his Nikon DSLR to
record a wide range of subject matter, mood and colour.

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